Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FBI and DOJ: Will Track Police Shootings

In separate announcements, the FBI and the Department of Justice say they’ll create programs to monitor police-involved shootings at the federal level. Law enforcement agencies are tasked with tallying their own officer-involved shootings, but after the officer-involved death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it came to light that no government agency maintains a complete database of the national numbers. On Wednesday, FBI Director James B. Comey called it “embarrassing” and “ridiculous” that up until very recently, officials had made no concerted effort to track the sort of violence that has inspired national protests and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

More:  http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/23/1453443/-Finally-At-long-last-without-further-adieu-Feds-will-track-police-shootings

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