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FBI Investigating Inglewood, Calif. Police Shooting

The Justice Department Civil Rights Division is already looking into the department. And the Los Angeles Times found last year that 5 of 11 people shot and killed by the department since 2003 were unarmed. Something needs to change there.

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By Ari B. Bloomekatz
Los Angeles Times

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Inglewood Police Department’s fatal shooting of 31-year-old Marcus Smith in May.

The criminal probe, which was announced by the city in late June, is at least the third ongoing investigation into the department’s use of deadly force. The FBI confirmed that it had opened the investigation, but would not discuss it.

The civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington is already looking into the department’s patterns and practices. The Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, which monitors the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, is also looking at the Inglewood department’s training, supervision, policies and protocol at the city’s request.

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