Work to research an accurate accounting of those who have died as the result of use of force in encounters with law enforcement is happening all over the globe. In this conversation, we speak with Dr. Luis Alberto Aviles Vera about his work with Kilometro Cero to document such instances in Puerto Rico and to promote policy recommendations to prevent cases in the future.
Two organizations, Periodismo Investigativo (with information available in English) and Todas have collaborated on the report related to domestic violence among police officers that Luis Alberto mentions.
During our conversation, he also mentions the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, Global Center for Human Rights, and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, excellent sources of additional information and data. The Kilometro Cero report we discuss, A License to Kill: Civilian Deaths due to Police Use of Force in Puerto Rico, 2014-2020, is available online here.