Blood Orange: Police Shootings Miscellany
Updated: Aug 19
Police shootings in Orange County are definitely more frequent now than in the early 1980s, when the Los Angeles Times found an average of about 10 per year, but less trigger-happy than 1990, when the number of incidents reached 30. The Weekly previously found 50 police-shooting cases between 1999 and 2003 that the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) justified. Before that, the Orange County Register looked at 52 shootings between 1983 and 1987 that then-District Attorney Cecil Hicks' crew cleared all cops in. There's many facts found in Blood Orange research that didn't get presented in graphics. Don't worry: We bring you this miscellany for more.