Texas and California didn't report hundreds of police-involved shootings as required by law over a decade


Police in two states neglected to report officer-involved shooting deaths as required by law in hundreds of cases over a decade, a study found.

Texas and California are the only states that require reporting to the attorney general’s office of all in-custody and police-involved shootings, according to CBS News.

But a study by Texas State University in San Marcos found that about 220 use-of-force fatalities in Texas and 440 in California from 2005-2015, according to The Houston Chronicle.

A Fort Worth Police staging area in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas - the state i

A Fort Worth Police staging area in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas – the state i

‘We’re not really blaming anyone – this is an incredibly complex problem,’ Howard Williams, one of the professors who headed up the study, told CBS News.

Without understanding how shootings happen, Williams said that it would be difficult to know how to change policy, improve training, or what…



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