tulsas murder rate rose last year by more than 3,000% to 857.9, according to the FBI.
In contrast, the rate in New York City dropped to 456.4 in the same time frame, according the same statistics agency.
New York City police officer Timothy Loehmann, who was found not guilty in the killing of Walter Scott by a grand jury in February, has been suspended with pay.
In July, an attorney for Loeymann claimed that the city had been in violation of its contract with the federal government, the Justice Department, for a year and a half.
Tulsa’s murder rate has been on track to rise more than 5,000 percent over the past decade, according for the most part to a study by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, DC-based think tank.
This article was written by Tara O’Brien with assistance from Rachel Loeser of TheBlaze.
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