SpotCrime Weekly Reads: community policing, studying gun violence, bodycams

Community policing and prevention policing reduces crime, study on guns used in crimes, body cams show impartial views, Chicago police unveil tech to help solve homicides, criminal justice reform over 50 years, and more...


Intense bodycam video shows California officer rescuing choking baby (FOX8)

Police Suicides May Be Rising; 165 Reported Last Year (

Second ex-Tampa cop accuses Jane Castor of manipulating crime stats, offers another anecdote (Tampa Bay Times)

Investigation into Suspended Fort Worth Police Scientist Could Impact Hundreds of Criminal Cases: DA (NBC DFW)


Maryland delegates pass legislation creating study on guns used in crimes (Capital Gazette)

Community policing lead to decrease in crimes in 2018 (Daily Chronicle)

Prevention-Oriented Policing Means Less Crime: Study (

Backpage is gone, but a more graphic version is again fueling prostitution busts in the Lehigh Valley (The Morning Call)

Operation I.C.O.N. has homicides down in Kansas City, KS (KCTV5)

Data shows 22 Maine kids have died since 2017 following concerns reported to the state about their safety (The Register Citizen)


Do Police Body Cameras Provide an Impartial Version of Events? (Kellogg Insight)

LAPD to scrap some crime data programs after criticism (LATimes)

Chicago police unveil new technology aimed to help detectives solve more homicides, shootings (Chicago Tribune)

A New Police Challenge: Too Many Gigabytes (

Costs keep police from wearing body cams despite growing public support (WJFW)

Report: New York facial recognition pilot flops (SmartCitiesDive)

Crime Gun Intelligence Center unveiled in Indianapolis (Fox59)


License plate readers can help solve crimes, but also raise privacy concerns (Post Register)

Majory Stoneman Douglas Commission calls school crime reports useless (Sun-Sentinel)

Ohio police body-cam videos now public record (WDTN)


Ex-inmate hired to lead Pennsylvania pardons board's office (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

After Damning Report, Alabama House Approves $40M Prison Budget Increase (Governing)

Too fast or too slow? Criminal justice reform 50 years in making (NONDOC)

German-style program at a Connecticut maximum security prison emphasizes rehab for inmates (60 Minutes)


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