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FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Adm. Michael Rodgers, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, appear on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on cyber threats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Adm. Michael Rodgers, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, appear on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on cyber threats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says the agency will collect and make public more information about police shootings of civilians.

Comey on Monday said the FBI’s annual, which releases information on crimes nationwide, will begin collecting data about non-fatal shootings involving local law officers.

He also called on all police agencies to submit data about fatal shootings.

Once the information is collected, he said the FBI will produce a special publication on police use of force.

Comey has repeatedly lamented the lack of reliable information about how often police officers use force in the line of duty.

He made the commitment as the FBI released annual data about the number of crimes reported by local law enforcement agencies.

 

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