Xavier Becerra

California police killed 157 people last year — more than a third of them in L.A. County — report says

California police killed 157 people last year — more than a third of them in L.A. County — report says

California's attorney general says 157 people died during encounters with police in the state last year — and more than a third of those deaths occurred in L.A. County.

A report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra marks the first time California has publicly released statewide statistics on police use of force.

The report said there were 782 incidents in 2016 in which a police officer either used force that resulted in serious injury or death, or fired their weapon. And more than a quarter of those incidents happened in L.A. County, with...

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