Justice Department Revamps How It Gets Arrest-Related Death Info
Law enforcement agencies will now have to report all deaths connected to arrests.By Lauren Stephenson | August 9, 2016
It's been about a month since the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling sparked protests and outrage across the nation.
Now, it appears the U.S. Department of Justice is revamping how it collects information on deaths involving law enforcement.
According to a DOJ notice published in the Federal Register, the Arrest-Related Deaths program will require all law enforcement agencies to report any "law enforcement homicides," which include officer-involved shootings and deaths due to complications from stun guns, among other things. They'll also need to report "other homicides, accidents, suicides, or deaths due to natural causes."