Plans by the Justice Department to aggressively track police-involved shootings remains on track for 2017, NBC News reported.
The plan has been approved by an advisory board of police and will be vetted by FBI lawyers, according to the Washington Post, which quoted FBI assistant director of criminal justice information services, Stephen Morris. Morris, according to the newspaper, said the plan would be in line with the timetable set out in October by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The FBI and the Justice Department admitted the collection of such data has been grossly inadequate, according to NBC News.
Lynch said the program will begin collecting data independently to supplement voluntary reports and will include non-fatal and fatal shootings involving police, as well as deaths in police custody.