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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police shootings, police surveillance, bodycam transparency

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Fatal police shootings, addressing retail theft, cyber crimes, Chicago students walk out over gun violence, face recognition in US criminal investigations, "Find My" app wrongly targets a grandmother, gunshot detection in Portland, license plate readers, bodycam transparency, backlog of court cases, prison oversight, and more... POLICE CONDUCT As fatal police shootings increase, more go unreported  (The Washington Post) Iowa police chief charged with lying to ATF to obtain machine guns for resale  (Des Moines Register) Portland Cops Will Use Overtime to Address Rising Retail Theft  (Willamette Week) CRIME RATE The School That Calls the Police on Students Every Other Day  (ProPublica) Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence  (ABC News) The FBI is worried about a wave of cyber crime against America’s small businesses  (CNBC) What a far-right plot to take over Germany can tell us about QAnon, extremism in the US  (USA Today) The FBI’s Warning About ‘Sext

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: body cam, recruitment, violent crime

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Body cam footage, police recruitment and low morale, diverting calls from police, does welfare reduce crime, schools underreporting crimes, violent crime, signs of a mass shooting, 'force multipliers', veteran crimes, department of corrections data portal, FOIA backlog, keeping minors our of prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT How Body Cam Footage Shows Contradictions in Police Reports Around North Texas  (Dallas Observer) see also:  Dallas police officers now have to wear body camera on off-duty jobs, chief says  (WFAA) Omaha, Bellevue police find good, bad in social media  (WOWT) See If Police in Your State Reported Crime Data to the FBI There are growing gaps in U.S. crime stats. Use our tables to check on your state and local agencies.  (The Marshall Project) LAPD not meeting recruitment goals, chief says  (LA Daily News) see also:  Chief resigns, 5 officers leave as Ypsilanti Police Department suffers from low morale  (MLive) and also:  Report shows violent crime down in Du

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police review boards, surveillance, crime data

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Licensing police in NJ, police review boards, violence dip, hackers getting more sophisticated, data sharing agreements, surveillance, body cam transparency, inmate overdoses, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Governor Murphy Signs Police Licensing Program Bill Into Law  (NJ.gov) Retired judges who hear cases may not sit on police boards, ethics panel says  (The Daily Record) Tampa's police review board wants voters to decide if it should have subpoena power  (Creative Loafing) 62 New Camden County Police Officers Spend First Day Building Relationships With Neighbors  (CBS Philly) Changing the Police: Charlie Walker's Plan  (NPR) Pennsylvania Poaching Police Warrantlessly Installed Camera on Private Land To Surveil Hunting Club  (reason) CRIME RATE Hackers Use More Sophisticated Scams to Drive Costly Data Breaches, Analysis Finds  (NextGov) Plenty students seem to be missing class at Orleans schools but no one is sure how many  (WWLTV) Murders, Gun Assaults Dipped in First Six Months

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: hot spot policing, crime data, police transparency

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Minneapolis calls in outside agencies to assist with crime, hot spot policing, female police chief asks for equal pay, Facebook data and the fourth amendment, schools can make streets safer, body cams. police data transparency, crime data transparency, juvenile crime bill, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Watch "The Friendliest Town" a documentary that centers on a racially divided town, where the first Black police chief was abruptly fired, which ignited a charged conversation.  (Tubi TV) CaƱon City's first female interim police chief alleges in lawsuit she was paid up to $19,000 a year less than male predecessors  (The Denver Post) City of Maricopa says to call or text 911, even if you have no service  (AZ Family) Minneapolis Calls In State Patrol, BCA To Assist With Crime  (CBS Minnesota) Facebook Data Release to Cops Evades Fourth Amendment Limits  (Bloomberg Law) see also:  Tech Giants Duped Into Giving Up Data Used to Sexually Extort Minors  (Bloomberg) Report details ‘ma

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Inflation, violent crime rate, police data

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Fusion centers, Chicago consent-decree, inflation and crime, guns leading cause of death among children and teens, crime reduction and prevention plans, firearm violence, body cams, data brokers access to public data, campus crime transparency, mass incarceration, resentencing in TN, abuse in DJJ facility, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Latest consent-decree report hits Chicago police leadership in key areas: Community policing and building community trust  (Chicago Tribune) Tips for reaching 911 during cell phone outages  (ABC10) 13 Nassar victims file $130 million in claims against FBI for 'gross negligence'  (The Detroit News) FBI Partnering with Fusion Centers to Tackle Threats  (FBI.gov) Baltimore aims to be one of the first cities to address police staffing shortages by hiring civilian investigators  (KOMU) CRIME RATE As inflation keeps rising, more small-time thefts count as felonies  (AXIOS) see also:  Inflation in US could lead to rise in crime  (WPSD) The changing epidemi

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Violent crime, civilian review board, crim-tech and privacy

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Violent crime plans, civilian review boards, public safety index, ghost guns, USPS suspends service due to crime, 911 systems and open data, Google location data and police, police surveillance, facial recognition, criminal justice data portal, body cams and transparency, ex-convicts housing, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Little Rock collaborating with Pine Bluff in effort to reduce violent crime  (KAUR) see also:  Fort Worth Police implement new violent crime plan  (WFAA) Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before the IRS caught up with him.  (WIRED) Michigan police release video showing officer knelt on Black man, fatally shot him  (WCSC) Buffalo, N.Y., police officers cleared of wrongdoing after shoving elderly man to ground at protest  (CBC) Shielded from accountability: How NYPD Officers Get Away with Lying to the CCRB  (Latino Justice) Teens more likely to disengage from schoo

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: gun violence, surveillance, open data

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Use of force, behavioral health staff joining sheriff's deputies, gun violence deaths, pandemic crime rate, gun violence, new domestic violence reporting, US AG focus on corporate crime, facial recognition, predictive policing, surveillance tech, body cam rollouts leave questions on access, open data, access to police records, court revenue, and more... POLICE CONDUCT SMPD pulling detectives, traffic cops to aid in patrols  (Santa Monica Daily Press) Police Reform Advocates React to CPD Use-of-Force Analysis  (WTTW) City Council contemplating adding support to KPD for mental health situations  (Killeen Daily Herald) Behavioral Health staff to join Humboldt Sheriff's deputies on some calls thanks to grant  (KRCR) Former Deputy Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old Avoids Jail Time And Sex Offender Registry  (Oxygen True Crime) Fort Lauderdale police chief fired over minority-first practices in hiring and promotions, report says  (CNN) see also:  Fort Lauderdale fires Chief Larry Scirott

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: use of force, criminal justice data

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Use of force, mental health calls, intelligence-led policing, police use of force and race, crime rate, overdose death data, body cam tech, criminal justice data, voting rights, filming police, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Kentucky sheriff honors prisoner who pulled people from rubble of collapsed candle factory  (CNN) How police say they're changing to not be seen as the ‘easy button,' answer to all calls  (Lansing State Journal) see also:  'The mental health system is broken:' Mental health calls strain Lynchburg police  (WSET) Salt Lake City officers used more force in 2021 — but less than expected, department report finds  (Salt Lake Tribune) Lawsuit alleges Pasco sheriff’s ‘intelligence-led policing’ violates civil rights  (WFLA) Arizona HB 2319 would make it illegal to film police within 15 feet  (NPPA) Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force? Evidence from 911 Calls  (American Economic Association) Ontario replacing three Ottawa police board members after one atte

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, databases, solitary confinement

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Gun violence, stolen guns from cars, FBI launches police suicide database, US violent crime rate, racial divide in policing, gun violence, analyzing body cam footage, lack of data hinders policy efforts, freedom of the database, federal solitary confinement, and more... POLICE CONDUCT BPD looks to improve service, accountability with tracking program  (Bakersfield.com) NYC Mayor Eric Adams names younger brother deputy NYPD commissioner, raising more concerns about conflicts of interest  (The Grio) Burbank Police are Improving Crime Measurement and Reporting  (MyBurbank.com) The American racial divide in fear of the police  (Wiley Online Library) see also:  The pandemic tanked traffic stops in 2020 — but racial disparities remained, data shows  (VTDigger) Ann Arbor may use federal stimulus to launch unarmed 911 response program  (MLive) see also:  APD 311 diversion helps with emergencies, creates backlog for low-level crimes  (KXAN) FBI Launches Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection  

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: facial recognition, prison, juvenile crime

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Virtual mugshots, facial recognition, crime data, guns and suicide, Log4J flaw, retail thefts, violent crime by children, body cams, predictive policing, police misconduct database, prison population decreased in 2020, criminal justice data, marginal cost of incarceration, and more... POLICE CONDUCT NYPD Utilizes ‘Virtual Mugshots’ Despite City Hall’s Words  (GovTech) The Challenge of Attracting More African Americans to Police Careers  (TheCrimeReport.org) Citizens Police Data Project collects and publishes information about police misconduct in Chicago  (Citizens Police Data Project) Bogged down by data, police services need process rethink: study New research shows too much paperwork may hinder effective policing  (Western U News) Justice Department Awards More Than $17.5 Million to Support Project Safe Neighborhoods  (Justice.gov) CRIME RATE Hackers launch over 840,000 attacks through Log4J flaw  (ArsTechnia) Increase in Colorado’s property crime rate bucks national trend, report s

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police reform, crime data, court transparency

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DHS commission looks at best law enforcement practices, CA law strips badges from bad officers, NYC union leader resigns,  'hunting' protestors in Minneapolis, domestic violence awareness, looking at recent FBI crime data, flawed gang database, geofence warrants, OH promises transparency in felony cases, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Columbus police to focus on gangs as part of crackdown on violence  (WBNS) St. Louis is overhauling its 911 system to fix long hold times  (STLPR) California enacts law to strip badges from bad officers  (AP News) Flagstaff City Council approves $2.5 million contract for mobile alternate response unit  (AZ Daily Sun) Fatal police violence by race and state in the USA, 1980–2019: a network meta-regression  (The Lancet) see also:  More Than Half of Police Killings Are Mislabeled, New Study Says  (New York Times) New DHS commission will look at best law enforcement practices: Mayorkas  (ABC News) Body cam footage shows MPD officers talking about 'hun

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police accountability, police records hard to access, low incarceration rate

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Bipartisan talks for police reform end, tracking use-of-force not so easy, AGs address police accountability, studying the mental health of police officers, LA DA dismisses marijuana convictions, murders rose in 2020, not all agencies report data to FBI, body cams costs, police use of tech and the state of surveillance, Alabama ends open access to police records, Mary's Law in Florida hinders police transparency, will the low incarceration rate last, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Bipartisan police-overhaul talks end with no deal. lawmakers had sought to address abuses by law-enforcement after protests over killings of Black Americans  (Wall Street Journal) How is police use of force tracked in the Quad-Cities? That depends on the department.  (Quad City Times) Austin police weigh dispatching civilians, not officers to some nonemergency calls  (Austin American Statesman) Attorneys General in Three States Move to Increase Police Accountability  (TheCrimeReport.org) see also:  What the r

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: gun violence, body cams, FBI data shortage

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COVID leading cause of death for police officers, Portland officer shortage, Durham police disregard body cam policies, gun violence, George Floyd's murder related to decrease in calls to police, sex offender registries have no impact on recidivism, DOJ reviewing law enforcement grants, more police departments adopting body cams, the FBIs crime data shortage, impact of body cams on court outcomes, calls on EU to ban predictive policing AI, and more... POLICE CONDUCT 'My dad didn't have a fighting chance': Covid is leading cause of death among law enforcement  (NBC News) New Akron police chief tells City Council community must help to quell rising gun violence  (Beacon Journal) Portland mayor wants to bring back retired police officers to help fill shortage, address gun violence  (OPB.org) Audit: Durham police officers routinely disregard policies on bodycam videos  (WRAL) Denver's 2022 city budget proposal dominated by public safety  (Denver Gazette) What the Rest o