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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:23 AM

In a first, FBI to begin collecting national data on police use of force

From https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-to-begin-collecting-national-police-use-of-force-data/

In a first, FBI to begin collecting national data on police use of force

By ERIN DONAGHUE
CBS NEWS
November 22, 2018, 10:15 AM


The FBI is set to begin collecting data that will track use-of-force incidents reported by law enforcement, but experts say the collection could prove problematic and the data could provide an incomplete picture of the scale of the incidents across the country.

The National Use-of-Force Data Collection will track use-of-force incidents by police that result in death or serious bodily injury, and also incidents in which an officer fired a gun at a person, the FBI announced Wednesday. Local, state, tribal, and federal jurisdictions can begin submitting data to the FBI via a web application on Jan. 1, 2019. Once the information is collected, it will be released at least twice a year.

Law enforcement agencies across the country have come under fire for high-profile incidents of deaths and injuries by police officers. No statistics have been available to track the incidents on a national scale, though some agencies collect their own data at the state and local level.

The FBI says the data collection, a first-of-its kind effort, will allow the law enforcement community to identify areas of improvement when it comes to training and tactics. Members of a use-of-force data collection task force convened by the FBI also say they hope the data will increase transparency and in turn strengthen trust between the community and law enforcement.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:26 AM

1. Better Late than Never

Without accurate data, this issue can't be appropriately addressed.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:31 AM

2. If it is 'voluntary' it won't be accurate...



I guess something is better than nothing, but this should be done for every single incident nationwide. And it should be mandatory.

We can get a cross check, too, by requiring hospitals/clinics to report all gunshot wounds to CDC. Again, mandatory.

And it needs to be federal law that cannot be ignored by locals without punishment of some kind. For one thing, we could stop selling them lethal military toys if they don't report.

Fuck the NRA and their bullshit, "Well there isn't really a problem so why collect the data."

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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:35 AM

3. 4 key words

Reported
By
Law
Enforcement

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