DA releases 20-year report on officer-involved shootings

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SAN DIEGO -- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis released results Thursday of a 20-year study of officer-involved shootings in San Diego County.

“This in-depth analysis is believed to be the most comprehensive report on [officer-involved shooting] cases in San Diego history and one of the few in the nation," said Dumanis about the report that spans from 1993 to 2012.

According to the report, there were 358 officer-involved shootings during that time.

The majority of the shootings happened within three minutes of an officer arriving on-scene.

“66 percent of the subjects were on illegal substances at the time of the shooting. The number one drug – methamphetamine, by far," said Dumanis.

Saturday was the most common day for shootings and the most common location was in a street or alley.

The majority of incidents were traffic-related or came from domestic disturbance calls.

It took nearly a year to compile the data and complete the report.

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