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California to use a new tool to track police shootings




Several hundred people gathered at Pan Pacific Park in LA to discuss the recent police shootings and shootings of Dallas police.
Several hundred people gathered at Pan Pacific Park in LA to discuss the recent police shootings and shootings of Dallas police.
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On Thursday, the California Department of Justice launched a new database expected to shed new light on shootings, and other uses of force, by police officers.

The system is called URSUS. Alex Cohen spoke to Frank Stoltze about it.

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Clarification: In the interview we said the name Ursus was the nickname of the bear on the California flag. To be clear, Ursus is the Latin name for bear.