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Tracking of excessive force inconsistent in Texas

Nancy Martinez and Sarah Viren of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reviewed a database from the state Attorney General of in-custody deaths and found a lack of records of excessive force complaints and inconsistencies in the records that did exist. "No reports are sent outside the department unless someone dies, no agency collects comparable data on excessive force complaints, and a statewide database of deaths that occurred in law enforcement custody contains data-entry glitches and missing information." In one of the in-custody deaths, the investigation found that city officials said the video of the in-custody death proved officers followed policy, but they didn't share that.

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