A Washington Post investigation shows Black people in the US are being shot and killed by police at more than twice the rate of white people.
George Floyd’s death is just the latest incident this year.
In March, Breonna Taylor was shot eight times by police as she lay in bed.
Plain-clothes officers entered her Kentucky home in the middle of the night without warning.
It was part of a drugs investigation – but nothing was found in the apartment.
This month a Sudanese-American man, Yassin Mohamed, was shot dead in Georgia after several encounters with police.
Advocates say he may have been suffering from mental health problems.
Also in Georgia, police are accused of delaying the investigation into the February killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery because one of the suspects has links to law enforcement.
Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, discusses the issue with Al Jazeera.
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