In June 2012, Rodney Mitchell was shot and killed by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies. Since then, his mother has pushed for the officers to be prosecuted.
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.
Rudy Taylor was hitchhiking to Montana when he stopped to rest in a ditch near I-10, in Fla. He was inside the tent when two officers approached him to ask him to leave.
Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery talks about the process of collecting records for the Why Cops Shoot database and his experience reporting the story.