Botched Paramilitary Police Raids

An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern."
   —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006.

An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.
 
 

Map Credits:

Research and concept by Radley Balko
Programming by Lee Laslo.
Additional research and editing by Victoria Kurzweg and Killian Lapeyre.

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