By Steve Neavling
For the first time, the federal government is tallying the number of killings by police around the country.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a pilot program Monday to begin an open-source system to accurately account for every death at the hands of American law enforcement, the Guardian reports.
The move comes after activists and lawmakers have called on the federal government to keep better track of the police killings.
The tracking program has begun but will be fully active at the beginning of 2016.
The Bureau pf Justice Statistics will run the program.