Sioux Falls police to send use-of-force data to national FBI database

Sioux Falls police will start sending use-of-force data to a national database organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation starting August 2020.

Sioux Falls police will start sending use-of-force data to a national database organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation starting August 2020.

The National Use-of-Force Data Collection program started collecting data in January¬†2019, but SFPD waited to participate until August. Lt. Terrance Matia said SFPD chose to “vet the program” before the department participated.

Nearly 150 law enforcement agencies in South Dakota participated in the program in 2019, according to the FBI. Agencies included police departments such as Rapid City, Yankton and Watertown and sheriff’s offices such as Minnehaha, Pennington and Lincoln counties.

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