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Florida officers fatally shooting more people

Florida officers fatally shooting more people
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Shootings by police officers are either justified or unjustified, said Lorie Fridell, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. "They are all tragic but they are not all wrong," Fridell said in a phone interview. "And we can't assume that our goal is zero officer-involved shootings until such time that we no longer have criminals who are in fact causing death and serious bodily harm to other people. So the goal is not zero officer-involved shootings, it's having only justified officer-involved shootings."