AUSTIN (KXAN) — KXAN’s Investigative team wanted to take a closer look at cases in which law enforcement officers were shot and killed while in the line of duty.
The research started with two questions:
- What do the killers have in common?
- And could the answer to that question help prevent more deaths?
KXAN dug into the backgrounds of the killers to and discovered a recurring trait among many: mental illness. The resulting Fallen project examines some of the most compelling cases in recent history, a system with lethal shortcomings and the necessary solutions that could prevent future deaths.