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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has voted down a bill that would have put new accountability measures on police departments reporting when an officer kills a civilian.

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The House voted 71-70 against a measure that would have required the state attorney general to investigate law enforcement agencies that failed to report officer-related deaths or injuries.

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Law enforcement is already required to submit reports about officer-related deaths, but the new bill they would have imposed fines of $10,000 for failure to do so. Agencies could have been fined an additional $1,000 a day for failing to comply.

Data compiled by The Washington Post showed Texas police fatally shot 82 people in 2016.

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