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Police shootings decline when the federal government gets involved

A Vice deep-dive into data on police-involved shootings at America's largest police departments showed that shootings declined by an average of 29% when the federal government got involved. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rolling back Obama-era rules that increased federal oversight of local police departments, arguing it's not the government's place to step in.

Reproduced from Vice; Data: Police shooting analysis from Vice, and per capita rates calculated from Census Bureau population estimates for each city. Full data; Chart: Axios Visuals