The Delaware Repeal Project recently compiled data regarding the death penalty and deaths of law enforcement officers. The findings indicate that:
- The presence or absence of the death penalty has no bearing on law enforcement deaths by homicide.
- States that have ended the death penalty tended to have fewer law enforcement deaths by homicide after their states ended the death penalty, confirming that the death penalty is not an effective method for protecting law enforcement officers from being killed.
Check out the full report here.