ERs could shed light on police shootings

Hospital emergency departments have great potential as a source to shed light on police shootings, according to National Public Radio. EDs can provide information on patients who use ED services after being shot, according to Joseph Richardson, head of the Violence Intervention Research Project at Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center just outside the District of Columbia. Simply asking patients who shot them could provide large amounts of data not currently public, he told NPR "The only way we would know [the circumstances of police shootings] is either the police would have to report that or the hospitals would have to," he said. "Up to this point, neither entity has done it." Article