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Concerned Deputies Shooting at Suspects?

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have killed six people so far this year, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Shootings by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have hit a ten-year high in 2012, The Sacramento Bee reports—and it's only June.

Deputies have killed six people so far this year, and shot at four others who survived, The Bee reports. That's more shootings than in any full year in the last decade, according to The Bee.

Sheriff Scott Jones told the paper he doesn't see any pattern to the shootings and that deputies appear to have acted appropriately in each case. But he also said he plans to add new training for deputies on the use of deadly force.

As Patch has previously reported, the Sacramento County District Attorney's office recently stopped conducting independent reviews of officer-involved shootings, and no new system has emerged to keep tabs on whether officers' use of force was justified.

Are this year's stats a sign of a bigger problem, or just an anomaly?

Read the full Bee story here. Then vote in our poll below and tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

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