Homicide

Killing of a human being by another human being.

The ARD program gathers data on homicides that occur during an arrest process regardless of whether the homicide was attributed to law enforcement personnel or a civilian.

Homicides by law enforcement personnel were included in the ARD collection because they resulted from a direct use of force by law enforcement officers.

However, not all homicides by law enforcement personnel involve shooting deaths. Other types of homicides by law enforcement officers included deaths attributed to asphyxia during restraint, injuries sustained during an altercation, and the use of technologies such as, chemical sprays and conducted energy devices.