SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police misconduct, unsolved crimes, youth justice

SpotCrime launches CRIMELocal to promote safety and transparency, NJ police fail to follow citizen complaint law, misconduct records published, dispatcher shortages, mental health related 911 calls, large portion of crimes go unsolved in CA, cracking down on gun crimes, tracking phones without a warrant, youth justice, and more...

POLICE CONDUCT

80 NJ Police Departments Fail To Follow Citizen Complaint Law: Report (Patch) 

Attorney General publishes list of police misconduct months past due date (New Jersey Herald) see also: Judge Rules New York State Police Must Disclose Misconduct Records (Reason) and also: Shootings, assaults, lies: Oakland police misconduct revealed on new city website (Oaklandside.org)

‘They’re here to help us’: Team that takes mental health-related 911 calls could expand citywide (San Antonio Report)

Sacramento Police Department struggling with dispatcher shortage (CBS Sacramento)

Calls, reports to sheriff increase (Ouray County Plaindealer)

Deer Park explores creating police department (KREM)

New report details plan aimed to lower homicides in St. Louis region (Fox 2 Now)

‘It’s incredibly frustrating.’ Oxford releases safety investigation that doesn’t address 2021 mass shooting (MLive.com)

CRIME RATE

A Large Proportion of Crime Goes Unsolved in California (Public Policy Institute of California)

'More time in prison and less time terrorizing people': Kansas cracks down on gun crimes (The Topeka Capital-Journal)

What Military Branch Has the Highest Crime Rate? (The Soldiers Project)

CRIM-TECH

NC bill would allow police to track phones without warrant (WRAL)

Raleigh police chief says she's 'open to' adding gun detection technology like ShotSpotter (WRAL)

POLICE TRANSPARENCY

New Ypsilanti police chief to focus on transparency, staffing (MLive.com)

City of Flint denies police settlement records (The Center Square Michigan)

THE PRISON SYSTEM

Baton Rouge contractors now required to 'ban the box,' intended to give ex-convicts job opportunities (The Advocate)

Youth Justice by the Numbers (The Sentencing Project)

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