HOUSTON Civil rights leaders are calling for transparency when it comes to police shootings.

Some of them gathered Wednesday at a memorial built for Eli Escobar the unarmed teenager killed by a Houston police officer nine years ago.

Now they re focusing their attention on last weekend s fatal shooting of Brian Claunch an unarmed amputee in a wheelchair.

There is a whole bunch of secrecy involved in all these shooting cases. You don t get to see I.D. reports, the evidence, the 911 calls, the autopsy reports. We demand openess in government, said Randall Kallinen, a civil rights lawyer.

Both state and local laws allow investigations into police shootings to be kept secret.

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