FATAL ENCOUNTERS

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A step towards creating an impartial, comprehensive, and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement.


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    About me


Hi, my name is D. Brian Burghart. I’m a lifelong, award-winning journalist. I’ve got two master’s degrees–one in English writing and one in journalism. I’m the former editor/publisher of the Reno News & Review and a frequent journalism instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, although I’m not teaching this semester. These days, I’m founder and executive director of Fatal Encounters Dot Org.
This is my blog. I live in Reno, Nevada. I’ve created this page because I believe in a democracy, citizens should be able to figure out how many people are killed during interactions with law enforcement, why they were killed, and whether training and policies can be modified to decrease the number of officer-involved deaths.

Reach me at d.brian@fatalencounters.org.