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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Encryption, AI, crime data

Police encryption and access to encrypted data, reporting police misconduct, high-speed police chases, surveillance expansion, US crime data, DOJ seeks input on AI use, machine learning flags issues with police forces sooner, AI assessing traffic stops, cyber security training, body cam transparency, forensic DNA lab transparency, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police Chiefs Call for Solutions to Access Encrypted Data in Serious Crime Cases  (The Hacker News) Myrtle Beach police fully encrypts scanner traffic, drawing transparency concerns  (WMBF) Colorado law enforcement groups object to bill requiring officers to report colleagues' alleged misconduct  (Colorado Politics) In reversal, more areas allow high-speed police chases  (The Mercury News) Firing the police chief, probing his complaints two resolutions facing Mobile City Council  (NBC15) Surveillance expansion threatens press freedom – and everyone else's  (Freedom of the Press Foundation) 34 charges filed as Houston PD wrap

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police strategy, firearms, AI

Crime statistics influence police strategy, firearms leading cause of life lost, Stand Your Ground laws linked to increase in homicides, gun violence declared public health crisis, AI help with 911 staffing shortages, Maine law enforcement FOIA audit, criminal justice fee's trap people in poverty, Utah's clean slate law, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Phoenix police release bodycam footage of officer 'ambushed' by shooter  (AZ Central) 2 JP deputies arrested on manslaughter counts in shooting that left man dead  (WWLTV) Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain gets 4 life sentences in rape, incest case  (KNOE) Colorado could become 3rd state to ban police from lying to kids during interrogations  (Oregon Live) Michigan City crime statistics will influence police strategy  (NWI Times) CRIME RATE Firearms: the leading cause of years of potential life lost  (BMJ Journals)   ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Linked to Increase in Homicides  (TheCrimeReport) More accurately capturing data

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: foot patrols, traffic stops, recidivism

Chicago police pause new foot pursuit policy, police in schools, staffing woes in Baltimore PD, effects of one day foot patrols on hot spots, campus sexual assault, Texas will 'eliminate all rapists', MN county stops prosecuting low level traffic stops, body cam law to standardize operations across the state, recidivism rates over the past 10 years, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Chicago police will delay making temporary foot pursuit policy permanent, saying more time is needed for data analysis  (Chicago Tribune)  When Schools Call Police On Kids  (WFAE) see also:  Gun violence in city prods Erie School District to propose delay in reducing police force  ( State Police takes no action against trooper who lied about Ronald Greene body cam footage  (WBRZ) Police staffing woes complicate reform effort in Baltimore  (Associated Press) South Dallas Property Owner Sues City Over Habitual Criminal Property Designation  (Dallas Observer) Dallas police chief has 'serious co

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Facial recognition, cyber attacks, data sharing

The facial recognition debate, cyber attacks affecting agencies and residents, data sharing and analysis makes agencies better, AI predicts opioid deaths, undocumented immigrants do not increase crime, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Data Drives Down Nashville’s Emergency Response Times  (GovTech) Hill Country's mobile mental health crisis unit logs 200+ calls in Redding since January  ( Axon misled city about contract terms when police switched to new bodycam vendor  (MuckRock) KBI: Probe of possible ‘double dipping’ at KCK police chief’s lake house sent to DA  (The Kansas City Star) DC police disproportionately target black people for minor violations: study  (WTOP) Does being tough on crime actually deter crime?  (arsTechnica) CRIME RATE Crime commitment: Data sharing at core of collaborative approach to combating city's issues  (Mandurah Mail) Cyber Crime Victims Lost $2.7B in 2018, FBI Reports  (MeriTalk) see also:  Why Rewards for Loyal Spenders A