Tennessee data may help other states.

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Tennessee tracking police deaths, killings

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Hope is that data could lead to changes

In this special podcast episode of “Harvard Chan: This Week in Health,” the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examines how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings — and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.

“We are starting with the basic principle that first you need to know what the patterns are and then you start doing the kinds of research to try to understand why,” Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at the Chan School of Public Health, told Voice of America in a July 13 article. Krieger led a study that resulted in a report published this past year.

Tracking police killings and police deaths