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FBI Expanding System for Tracking Fatal Police Shootings

Calling the current system used by the FBI for tracking fatal police shootings a “travesty,” the agency will move to replace it by 2017, according to news broken this week by The Washington Post.

The new reporting system will reportedly collect data beyond fatal shootings, and will include more granular level detail about the officers and other individuals involved and weapons used, among others.

“We are responding to a real human outcry,” said Stephen L. Morris, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, which oversees the data collection. “People want to know what police are doing, and they want to know why they are using force. It always fell to the bottom before. It is now the highest priority.”

National police organizations have pledged to help get commitments from departments to aid in the data 

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