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In “The Limits of Police Reform” (op-ed, June 12), Rafael A. Mangual asserts that popular reform proposals seeking to limit police use of force would likely be found disappointing, as statistics around police firearm discharges have declined over the last semicentennial and police killings are rare. Yet this analysis suffers from two fatal flaws: an unduly narrow definition of police violence and an undervaluing of police violence’s costs.

Police violence encompasses far more than shootings. George Floyd was killed by a policeman’s…

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