More than 51,000 people a year are hospitalized by police violence: Report lays bare staggering rate of ER visits after arrests

More than 50,000 people a year are hospitalized with injuries inflicted by law enforcement, a landmark study reveals.

The figure remained steady from 2006 to 2012, laying bare a long-term issue with violent conflicts between police and public in the build-up to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found the majority of cases involved people being struck or beaten by officers.