The initiative will track officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force situations.
The effort is the most ambitious the federal government has ever undertaken to track police killings and the use of force.
A pilot program could begin early next year. The announcement amplifies FBI Director James Comey's statement that the bureau is setting up a database that can track police killings.
The Justice Department is moving forward with plans to collect data on how often law enforcement officers use force and how often civilians die in police custody. The FBI plans … Click to Continue »