SpotCrime Weekly Reads: body cams, police health, police open data

Funding for police health, opioid crisis, privacy concerns over surveillance, police benefit from open data, body cams prove effective, big data develops smart cities, and more...


Ga Agencies to Receive Portion of $62 Million to Support Health, Safety of Police Officers (AllOnGeorgia)

A salute to TPD for changing policy to provide vital information about crime | Our opinion (Tallahassee Democrat)

Manchin, Capito announce nearly $38 million to address opioid crisis, reduce crime, and improve public safety in West Virginia (

SC police departments say body camera video modernizing police work (The Post and Courier)

Justice Dept. plans crackdown on violent crime in 7 cities (WWMT)

Body cam video shows Colorado officer who dodged DUI charges drunk in patrol car (KSN)


Takeaways from 2019 Crime Data in Major American Cities (Brennan Center for Justice)

16 Members Of Suspected Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted in Baltimore (WJZ)

Media Make ‘Remarkable’ Shift in Covering Mass Shooters (


Taser-maker Axon is looking a lot more like Apple, Amazon, and so is the future of law enforcement (CNBC)

Lehigh County approves $3.6 million for crime-fighting software (WFMZ)

Privacy concerns are cited in debate over surveillance (Antelope Valley Press)


How police can benefit from open data. Studying and sharing non-sensitive information can provide valuable insights and build trust in the community (

A Nobel-Winning Way to Make Effective Policy Randomized evaluations support evidence-based government by rigorously measuring what works and what doesn't. (

Key benefits of big data for developing smart cities (Analytics Insight)

Grand jury scolds Florida school districts, says they’re breaking post-Parkland laws The grand jury said districts are creating “unnecessary chaos” and have become “experts at data manipulation.” (Tampa Bay Times)


PA house to act on justice reforms (The River Reporter)


Man Who Had Caricature of Himself Drawn Steals Artist’s Money, Leaves Portrait Behind: Riverside PD (KTLA)

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