FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force
WASHINGTON - 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 Uniform Crime Reporting program, 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.