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The FBI will start a database that tracks police use of deadly force


The FBI will have a database that tracks police use of deadly force within the next two years, director James Comey said at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

The database aims to fill a gap in record-keeping that has resulted in "uninformed conversations" about use of force. 

This was announced during a hearing tied to Hillary Clinton and the FBI's investigation of her email server. Comey said the FBI had no plans to reopen its investigation into the server.

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This comes after a number of high-profile shootings of black men by police. Most recently, Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man said to be mentally in, by police in a San Diego suburb on Tuesday.

Last week, an officer was charged with manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla.

An unarmed black man was shot and killed near San Diego, sparking protests

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