US police shootings: There were only 18 days in 2020 police didn't kill somebody

Of the 1127 people killed, 28 percent were African-American.
Of the 1127 people killed, 28 percent were African-American. Photo credit: Getty

US police officers killed 1127 people in 2020, according to new data uploaded by Mapping Police Violence.

In 2020, there were just 18 days where police did not kill somebody.

Mapping Police Violence data shows that of the 1127 people killed, 28 percent were African-American and more than 20 percent were hispanic.

Black people were nearly three times more likely to be killed by an officer than white people, and 1.3 times more likely to be unarmed than white people.

The fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright triggered fresh outrage over officer killings.

Officer Kimberly Potter, who attempted to arrest Wright, claimed she "accidently" drew out her gun instead of her Taser during a struggle following a traffic stop.

Video footage from the bodycam showed the officer trying to handcuff Wright next to the car before he breaks free and gets back inside the car.

At that point, a second officer yelled, "Taser, Taser, Taser," before Potter fired a single shot from her handgun.

"Holy shit, I just shot him," Potter is heard yelling.

Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting data on police killings nationwide. 

"We hope these data will be used to provide greater transparency and accountability for police departments as part of the ongoing campaign to end police violence in our communities," the website states.

The information has been sourced from, the US Police Shootings Database and

US police have so far killed 308 people in 2021.