A report analyzing nearly 1,000 fatal police shootings that happened in 2015 claims evidence of racial bias. Researchers hope the study will strengthen a call for a national database on police use of force.
Federal data documenting fatal police shootings of suspects are notoriously hazy.
In 2015, FBI Director James Comey acknowledged as much — while speaking to students at Georgetown University.
“How can we address concerns about officer-involved shootings, if we do not have a reliable grasp on the demographic and the circumstances of those incidences?” Comey said.