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Why Cops Shoot: Tampa Bay Times investigation

No one was keeping track of police shootings in the country’s third-largest state. So in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period.  See a selection of videos and stills from the project below.

See the full investigation, published in April 2017, here.

The Trailer published online ahead of the full project

Four years fighting

In June 2012, Rodney Mitchell was shot and killed by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies. Since then, his mother, Natasha Clemons, has pushed for the officers to be prosecuted.

Andi Sheldon's last night

In 2012, Andi Sheldon was shot and killed by police officers in St. John’s County standing in her doorway, holding a gun. Her husband, Rick Sheldon, recounts the night of her death.

Police chief Mike Chitwood on shootings

Using body cam footage, former Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood describes an encounter that could have turned deadly — and how he changed his department to police less violently.