Four people have been shot and injured by Texas police since Sept. 1, when a new state law requiring departments to report such incidents to the Attorney General went into effect.
HB 1036 requires the reports to be submitted within 30 days of an incident, and directs the AG’s office to post reports online within five days of receiving them.
The reports detail demographic and other basic information about incidents, which I then used to create a database. In half of the shootings, the person shot had a weapon. Three of the injured people were men and one woman was shot during a call for a vicious dog.