Newspaper: Some SoCal police don't report shootings to state

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Updated: 6/29/2014 11:57 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that police agencies in four Southern California counties failed to report all fatal police shootings to state authorities between 2007 and 2011.

The Orange County Register reported Sunday that at least 67 deadly police shootings weren't disclosed as required by state law.

The newspaper based its findings on records of shootings in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The Riverside County district attorney's office only keeps records of police shooting investigations for one year.

Agencies blamed clerical slips and jurisdictional overlap for the lack of reporting. Officers it can be confusing which agency will notify the state.

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