Killed in 2015: 75
Last update: January 5th 2016.
Here is a somewhat complete list of unarmed Black people killed by police in the US in 2015.
As of August, unarmed Black Americans were five times more likely to be killed by police than unarmed White Americans. Unarmed Native Americans too were killed by police at about the same rate as Blacks. Everyone else is killed at a way lower rate, even Latinos.
Those I have done posts on have a bolded link.
format: date: name, age, town, state, cause of death.
- January 1st 2015: Matthew Ajibade, 22, Savannah, GA, Death in custody.
- January 5th 2015: Frank Smart, 39, Pittsburgh, PA, Death in custody.
- January 6th 2015: Brian Pickett, 26, Los Angeles, CA, Taser.
- January 7th 2015: Andre Murphy Sr, 42, Norfolk, NE, Death in custody.
- January 8th 2015: Artago Howard, 36, Strong, AR, Gunshot.
- January 26th 2015: Alvin Haynes, 57, San Francisco, CA, Death in custody.
- February 3rd 2015: Natasha McKenna, 37, Fairfax, VA, Taser.
- February 5th 2015: Jeremy Lett, 28, Tallahassee, FL, Gunshot.
- February 21st 2015: Terry Price, 41, Tulsa, OK, Taser.
- February 22nd 2015: Calvon Reid, 39, Coconut Creek, FL, Taser..
- March 1st 2015: Thomas Allen Jr, 34, St Louis, MO, Gunshot.
- March 1st 2015: Charly ‘Africa’ Keunang, 43, Los Angeles, CA, Gunshot.
- March 1st 2015: Darrell ‘Hubbard’ Gatewood, 47, Oklahoma City, OK, Taser.
- March 6th 2015: Tony Robinson, 19, Madison, WI, Gunshot.
- March 6th 2015: Naeschylus Vinzant, 37, Aurora, CO, Gunshot.
- March 6th 2015: Bernard Moore, 62, Atlanta, GA, Struck by vehicle.
- March 9th 2015: Anthony Hill, 27, Chamblee, GA, Gunshot.
- March 10th 2015: Terrance Moxley, 29, Mansfield, OH, Taser.
- March 12th 2015: Jonathan Paul, 42, Arlington, TX, Death in custody.
- March 17th 2015: Askari Roberts, 35, Rome, GA, Taser.
- March 19th 2015: Brandon Jones, 18, Cleveland, OH, Gunshot.
- March 22nd 2015: Denzel Brown, 21, Bay Shore, NY, Gunshot.
- March 30th 2015: Dominick Wise, 30, Culpeper, VA, Taser.
- March 31st 2015: Phillip White, 32, Vineland, NJ, Death in custody.
- April 2nd 2015: Donald ‘Dontay’ Ivy, 39, Albany, NY, Taser.
- April 2nd 2015: Eric Harris, 44, Tulsa, OK, Gunshot.
- April 4th 2015: Walter Scott, 50, North Charleston, SC, Gunshot.
- April 12th 2015: Freddie Gray, 25, Baltimore, MD, Death in custody.
- April 15th 2015: Frank ‘Trey’ Shephard III, 41, Houston, TX, Gunshot.
- April 16th 2015: Darrell Brown, 31, Hagerstown, MD, Taser.
- April 19th 2015: Norman Cooper, 33, San Antonio, TX, Taser.
- April 21st 2015: Samuel Harrell, 30, Beacon, NY, Death in custody.
- April 22nd 2015: William Chapman II, 18, Portsmouth, VA, Gunshot.
- April 25th 2015: David Felix, 24, New York, NY, Gunshot.
- April 28th 2015: Bryan Overstreet, 30, Sylvester, GA, Struck by vehicle.
- May 6th 2015: Brendon Glenn, 29, Los Angeles, CA, Gunshot.
- May 6th 2015: Nuwnah Laroche, 34, Ridgefield Park, NJ, Struck by vehicle.
- May 6th 2015: Jason Champion, 41, Ridgefield Park, NJ, Struck by vehicle.
- May 8th 2015: Sam Holmes, 31, Fridley, MN, Gunshot.
- May 13th 2015: Lorenzo Hayes, 37, Spokane, WA, Death in custody.
- May 31st 2015: Curtis Jordan, 45, Huntsville, AL, Death in custody.
- May 31st 2015: Richard Davis, 50, Rochester, NY, Taser.
- June 8th 2015: Ross Anthony, 25, Dallas, TX, Taser.
- June 13th 2015: Alan Williams, 47, Greenville, SC, Struck by vehicle.
- June 15th 2015: Kris Jackson, 22, South Lake Tahoe, CA, Gunshot.
- June 16th 2015: Jermaine Benjamin, 42, Vero Beach, FL, Death in custody.
- June 20th 2015: Kevin Bajoie, 32, Baton Rouge, LA, Taser.
- June 25th 2015: Spencer McCain, 41, Owings Mills, MD, Gunshot.
- July 1st 2015: Kevin Judson, 24, McMinnville, OR, Gunshot.
- July 8th 2015: Jonathan Sanders, 39, Stonewall, MS, Death in custody.
- July 11th 2015: George Mann, 53, Stone Mountain, GA, Taser.
- July 12th 2015: Salvado Ellswood, 36, Plantation, FL, Gunshot.
- July 17th 2015: Albert Davis, 23, Orlando, FL, Gunshot.
- July 17th 2015: Darrius Stewart, 19, Memphis, TN, Gunshot.
- July 19th 2015: Samuel Dubose, 43, Cincinnati, OH, Gunshot.
- August 6th 2015: Troy Robinson, 33, Decatur, GA, Taser.
- August 7th 2015: Christian Taylor, 19, Arlington, TX, Gunshot.
- August 14th 2015: Asshams Manley, 30, District Heights, MD, Gunshot.
- August 28th 2015: Felix Kumi, 61, Mount Vernon, NY, Gunshot.
- August 31st 2015: James Carney III, 48, Cincinnati, OH, Taser.
- September 5th 2015: India Kager, 28, Virginia Beach, VA, Gunshot.
- September 7th 2015: Wayne Wheeler, 41, Detroit, MI, Other.
- September 23rd 2015: Keith McLeod, 19, Reisterstown, MD, Gunshot.
- September 28th 2015: Junior Prosper, 31, North Miami, FL, Gunshot.
- October 17th 2015: Paterson Brown Jr, 18, Midlothian, VA, Gunshot.
- October 17th 2015: Rayshaun Cole, 30, Chula Vista, CA, Gunshot.
- October 27th 2015: Anthony Ashford, 29, San Diego, CA, Gunshot.
- November 11th 2015: Michael Marshall, 50, Denver, CO, Death in custody.
- November 15th 2015: Jamar Clark, 24, Minneapolis, MN, Gunshot.
- November 19th 2015: Nathaniel Pickett, 29, Barstow, CA, Gunshot.
- December 8th 2015: Miguel Espinal, 36, Yonkers, NY, Gunshot.
- December 20th 2015: Leroy Browning, 30, Palmdale, CA, Gunshot.
- December 23rd 2015: Kevin Matthews, 35, Detroit, MI, Gunshot.
- December 26th 2015: Bettie Jones, 55, Chicago, IL, Gunshot.
- December 31st 2015: Keith Childress Jr, 23, Las Vegas, NV, Gunshot.
Taken off the list since August 11th:
- January 23rd 2015: Demaris Turner, 29, Lauderhill, FL, Gunshot.
- February 25th 2015: Glenn Lewis, 37, Oklahoma City, OK, Gunshot.
- March 6th 2015: Andrew Williams, 48, Putnam Hall, FL, Gunshot.
- May 12th 2015: DaJuan Graham, 40, Silver Spring, MD, Taser.
- May 20th 2015: Markus Clark, 26, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Unknown.
Presumably because the authorities no longer think the police were the cause of death. Markus Clark, for example, was on drugs.
Notice that Sandra Bland does not make the list – because her death is officially counted a suicide. Nor does Andre Green, who was killed August 10th, because a vehicle counts as a “weapon”. Nor, likewise, would Walter Scott or Sam Dubose if there were no video.
Of all Blacks killed by police, 30% were counted as unarmed (those listed above).
– Abagond, 2015, 2016.
- Lynching statistics by race and year: 1882-1968
- The extremely incomplete list of unarmed Blacks killed by police – for those killed from 1964 to 2014. It has maybe a tenth of all such cases.
- Those killed by the NYPD in 2013
- Police brutality in Baltimore
- Phantom Negro Weapons
- Langston Hughes: Kids Who Die
- Black-on-Black crime argument – because I know someone will bring it up
- Other Black Americans who died in 2015 after contact with police: