National Year in Review: Black men killed by police

While no official numbers have been compiled yet, cases in which Black people were killed by the police or died in their custody have risen to national prominence in recent years, often prompting protests nationwide. This year, off-duty Dallas officer Amber Guyger fatally shot Botham Shem Jean when she mistook his apartment for her own. Stephon Clark was shot dead in his grandmother’s backyard by police in Sacramento. Antwon Rose, an unarmed 17-year-old, was gunned down in Pittsburgh. In some of the cases, the police offered an explanation for their actions, but many viewers of raw footage concluded that their actions were unjustified.