(AP) The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says it’s calling for the creation of an online database to track police-involved shootings.
The group filed the request in response to the latest in a string of shootings involving law enforcement officers.
A U.S. Justice Department report found that police have used deadly force in the most common cases of lethal force against people they encounter.
In the last three months, three police officers have been killed by gunfire by fellow officers in the United States, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit group that supports law enforcement and investigates police misconduct.
It has not released the names of the officers killed.
The ACLU wants the Justice Department to create a database that includes information about every use of deadly force, including all the circumstances surrounding it.
The database would be open to the public and include video, photos, audio and other documents.
The request is a first step, but the group says it wants more to come.
The group has raised $50,000 to create the database, according and is asking the public to help by sharing videos of police-related incidents.