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Hundreds of killings by cops are not reported to FBI, study finds

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Hundreds of police killings are not included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s records on the matter, according to a new report.

More than 550 homicides by police officers between 2007 and 2012 were missing from the federal statistics or not attributed to the law enforcement agency involved, the Wall Street Journal reported.

This makes it nearly impossible to figure out how many people cops kill — justifiably or not — every year.

The analysis comes at a time of heightened pressure for transparency from authorities, especially after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August.

To compile the report, the Journal looked at the internal figures of killings by police from 105 of the nation’s 110 largest police departments. Apparently, five declined its request for access.

The internal records show at least 1,800 deaths during the aforementioned timeframe. That is about 45 percent higher than the FBI’s tally of 1,242,

Why don’t the FBI records contain these additional deaths?

Clearly, some law enforcement agencies are not reporting all the police killings that happen on their watch.

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-of-cop-killings-are-not-reported-to-fbi--study-finds-160958877.html

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Only if the person killed is white.

Where is the disapproval button. I swear they need to add one.

I'll bet all the unreported killings were blacks.

I didn't say this. Does it not bother you police are not reporting their murder numbers?

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Local law-enforcement agencies aren’t required to participate. Some localities turn over crime statistics, but not detailed records describing each homicide, which is the only way particular kinds of killings, including those by police, are tracked by the FBI. The records, which are supposed to document every homicide, are sent from local police agencies to state reporting bodies, which forward the data to the FBI.


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