Oklahoma state officials: Fatal officer-involved shootings down from last year

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State officials released a report Monday saying fatal officer-involved shootings in Oklahoma are down compared to this time last year.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation revealed that fatal officer-involved shootings decreased 43.5 percent compared to this time in 2015.

This year, there have been 13 fatal officer-involved shootings, including four in July.

An officer-involved shooting death is defined as “the discharge of a service weapon by an officer that results in the death of a civilian.”

Deaths due to tasers, car accidents, or medical incidents are not included.

In-custody and jail deaths are also reported by other criminal justice agencies.

Last year, a report from The Guardian revealed Oklahoma had more police-involved fatalities per capita than any other state.

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