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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: AI, police conduct, transparency

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Police conduct, retired officers back to work, misconduct files released, lack of data stalling cases, association between food insecurity and intimate partner violence, crime victim federal aid drops, crimes against USPS workers, AI in policing, police tech and AI ease workforce woes, WisDOJ sued over police transparency, states that publish current crime data, independent oversight for federal prison system, and more... POLICE CONDUCT N.M. Police Department to Bring Retired Officers Back to Work  (Officer.com) New Louisiana law will criminalize approaching police under certain circumstances  (KGET) Chicago police misconduct files will soon be made public. ‘This is a huge step forward for transparency’  (Chicago Sun Times) A cop gave Fresno man a jaywalking ticket. Then came ‘campaign of hate and revenge’  (Fresno Bee) George Floyd’s murder led to a national reckoning on policing, but efforts have stalled or reversed  (NBC News) L.A.’s dirtiest cop: A mild-mannered traffic officer who

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Violent crime, AI tech, transparency

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Fired cops, police advisory committee, police community relations, traffic stops clogging courts, police discipline records, National Crime Victimization Survey, stranger danger and violent crime, reducing gun crime, stolen guns, rap music used as evidence to convict, AI tool in criminal cases faces legal challenges, AI cameras, drones respond to 911 calls, police transparency in Pittsburgh, police data transparency, dashboards for criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT The Police Department for Fired Cops  (Illinois Answers Project) New police advisory committee formed after changes from state law  (Fox13Memphis) Using basketball to improve police-community relations and lower gun violence  (The Philadelphia Inquirer) In Memphis, Minor Traffic Stops are Clogging Courts and Draining Resources  (Vera.org) Yonkers PD must hand over police discipline records to civil liberties group, judge rules  (AOL) CRIME RATE National Crime Victimization Survey: Prevalence Estimation Methods  (C

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Encryption, AI, crime data

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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: civilian review boards, crime rates, prison

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Florida bans civilian boards from investigating police misconduct, police reform behind closed doors in Virginia, more transparency for asset seizures, internal reviews, facial recognition laws for law enforcement, peace officers in NYC, high speed chases, crisis intervention in Tampa, homicides plummeting, crime rate drops, encrypting police radios, police surveillance, benefits of police data transparency, mental health facility instead of prison, Massachusetts' prison population drops, and more... POLICE CONDUCT DeSantis signs controversial bill banning civilian boards from investigating police misconduct  (Sun Sentinel) Police reform may expand In Virginia, but behind closed doors  (Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism) More transparency needed for WA police asset seizures, audit says  (Seattle Times) Glendale Police force shows its hand in internal review  (Glendale News-Press) Maryland lawmakers approve ‘strongest’ facial recognition rules for law enforcement yet  (St

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police discipline, use of force, AI

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Entire police force suspended, police discipline hearings, use of force, FBI crime data, undercounting sex crimes, tracking threats to Congress, how firearms move from legal to criminal use, AI in policing, predicting crime, online discussions about crime and safety, police surveillance, GPS tracking darts, use of force transparency, prosecutorial dashboards, accountability in restorative justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT ‘Blindsided': A Maryland small town suspended its entire police force. Residents want to know why  (NBC Washington) Serious Chicago Police Discipline Hearings Must Take Place in Public, Judge Rules  (WTTW) Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn’t meant to kill?  (AP News) CRIME RATE FBI’s National Crime Data Paints Incomplete Picture  (The Dallas Express) New Orleans police undercounted sex crime data; advocates fear lost funding  (NOLA.com) Congress makes it easier to track threats to members  (Axios) How firearms move

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: AI in policing, police transparency, crime rate drop

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Replacing suspect faces with Lego heads, police staffing shortages, stricter policies on pursuits and drugs, stiffer sentences for AI related white collar crime, proactive policing sent searches soaring, FBI data shows crime dropped in 2023, Chinese organized crime dominating US illegal marijuana market, fentanyl epidemic getting worse, Kentucky crime data, school hate crimes, teacher misconduct, AI and LLM can help police, AI tech fighting retail crime, addressing non-consensual deepfake pornography, closed public records on crime in South Dakota, police transparency and the public's right to know, video tech to improve criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Why a California police department is replacing suspects’ faces with Lego heads  (The Hill) South Bend Police take an 'aggressive stance' in getting weapons and drugs off the streets  (South Bend Tribune) see also:  Michigan State Police implements stricter policy on pursuits, chases  (Click On Detroit) Balancing

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Fighting crime, civilian oversight, tough on crime

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Liberty University fined for crime reporting violations, DC could be doing more to fight crime, FL curtails civilian oversight, PA lost data, police accountability reports, Baltimore sues ATF, fentanyl arrests surpass heroin arrests for first time, NYC deploys national guard, the cost of juvenile crime, juvenile crime rates, Shotspotter research, LAPD new RMS, police termination transparency, tough on crime grows prison populations, federal prisons are getting worse, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Liberty University fined $14 million for federal crime reporting violations  (NPR) D.C. agencies could do more to fight crime, reports auditor  (WashingtonTimes.com) see also:  DC auditor points to lagging performance by some crime-fighting agencies  (WTOP) A bill curtailing civilian oversight of police has passed the Florida House  (WFSU) see also:  Phoenix city agency tasked with monitoring police defends its work and independence  (AZFamily.com) Pa. state police have yet to fully determine los

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Data transparency, predictive policing, cold cases

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Data dashboards, predictive policing, civilian oversight, social programs reduce crime, regulating AI-generated calls, Louisiana law enforcement not reporting crime stats, police IT delays access to domestic violence court orders, intersection of AI and criminal justice, body cams, ShotSpotter data leaked, encrypted scanners, town asks for more transparency from police department, juvenile courts transparency, and more... POLICE CONDUCT APD has a new data dashboard – is it reliable?  (KXAN) see also:  Aurora Police Department releases data in a step towards transparency. Community wants to see more  (CPR News) Lawmakers Want Pause on Federal Funds for Predictive Policing  (reason) A bill curtailing civilian oversight of police has passed the Florida House  (WMFE) New CA data: Social programs reduce crime  (Public News Service) How law enforcement can use data from cell phones or smartwatches to solve crimes  (KCRG) FCC declares authority and intent to regulate AI-generated calls under

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Use of force, crime rate, AI

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Use of force rules, fatal police shootings and training, encrypting scanners, anti-crime laws, state crime victims funds, 911 calls surge, deadly shootings involving 18-20 year olds, taking on rising car thefts, big data surveillance tech, school crimes, AI and body cam footage, discrepancies in crime data, loopholes in police transparency laws, rehabilitative services in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police in this Pennsylvania county slow to adopt new use-of-force rules, study finds  (The Morning Call) After fatal shootings, Rantoul police recommended more training. They just sent one officer to a gun range  (IPM News) Des Moines seeks to hire dispatchers as 911 calls surge to decade-high record  (Des Moines Register) Head of police oversight in Phoenix questions office's independence in resignation letter  (KJZZ) Many cities have anti-crime laws. The DOJ says one in Minnesota harmed people with mental illness  (MPR News) Justice Department proposes major changes to address

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence trends, Ring footage, bail

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Police misconduct and killings published in Louisiana, recruiting officers, 2023 gun violence trends, transit crime rates, schools and hate crimes, retail shrink and theft, Amazon revokes police access to Ring footage, halt funding to predictive policing, cyberattacks, RMS overhaul in Pennsylvania, broadcasting law enforcement frequencies, bail in Tennessee, and more... POLICE CONDUCT New data dashboard for police misconduct, killings in Louisiana  (BRProud) Alameda went far beyond what other cities were willing to pay to recruit officers. Did it pay off?  (The Mercury News) CRIME RATE In 2023, Gun Violence Trended Down Across the Country  (American Progress.org) Schools are 3rd-highest location for hate crimes: FBI  (ABC News) As some transit crime rates triple, FTA releases data, other resources  (Smart Cities Dive) Maryland crime trends show increase in unsolved violent crimes  (FOX45) 7 reasons why everyone’s confused about shrink and theft  (Retail Dive) CRIM-TECH Amazon reverses

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police AI transparency, school safety, crime rates

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Shielding officer names, police overtime, Uvalde shooting grand jury, mass shootings stats, safety in schools, gun violence. DNA and AI to predict suspect's face, facial recognition, addressing the lack of up to date crime data, surveillance transparency, AI assisted law enforcement transparency, life in prison without parole, criminal justice debt, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Local police using victims’ rights law to shield names of officers who shoot suspects  (Dayton Daily News) Yakima spent more than $2 million on police overtime in 2023  (NBC Right Now) Downtown Raleigh businesses, city leaders and police praise safety measures: 'Definitely noticed'  (ABC11) How many police officers die in the line of duty?  (USA Facts) Texas prosecutor convenes grand jury to investigate Uvalde shooting, multiple media report  (AP News) In Minneapolis, police staffing levels continued to drop in 2023. So did crime.  (Star Tribune) CRIME RATE Visualizing how mass shootings in 2024 compar

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Juvenile violence, drones as first responders, rethinking public safety

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Jersey City behind on crime data reporting, responding to mental health calls, Portland progress in policing reform, police chiefs reimagine mission and culture of law enforcement, overdose sites not associated with increase in crime, impact of gratitude on unethical behavior, juvenile violence, addressing gun violence, drones as first responders, lags in releasing body cam footage, rethinking prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Jersey City Police Over Two Years Behind on Crime Reporting, State Official  (Jersey City Times) Police Chiefs Reimagine the Mission and Culture of Law Enforcement  (Governing.com) Cities know the way police respond to mental crisis calls needs to change. But how?  (NPR.org) Justice Department and City of Portland, Oregon, Seek Independent Monitor and Partial Termination of Consent Decree Covering the Portland Police Bureau after Substantial Progress in Policing Reform  (Justice.gov) School-based law enforcement strategies to reduce crime, increase perceptions o

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Crime data problems, crime reduction, transparency

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Recruitment and retention, responses to active shooters, reducing mental health calls, officer involved shootings, 911 call prioritization, problems with FBI crime data, violent crime reduction, gaining access to Google data, juvenile crime, access to public records deteriorating, investing in data, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Justice Department Releases Report on Recommendations for Law Enforcement Agencies Facing Recruitment and Retention Challenges  (DOJ) Baltimore County to use millions of dollars to clear decades-old sexual assault evidence  (Baltimore Banner) New ‘first-in-the-nation’ policy limits Seattle police from knowingly lying  (MyNorthwest.com) Wait for backup or not? How police officers view their role when responding to an active shooter event  (Springer Link) Bloomington looks to reduce police mental health calls with no-cost therapy program  (CBS News Minnesota) A closer look into the civilian majority use of force board that evaluates IMPD officer-involved shootings  

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police performance, data transparency, criminal justice

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Denver police performance, Mississippi tough on crime talk, co-responder program, FBI data incomplete, tough on crime package in DC,  Ithaca's crime transparency problem, tracking the size of the US criminal justice system, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Are Denver Police trustworthy? Do they keep you safe? The department wants to know what you think about its performance  (Denverite) Delayed homicide autopsies pile up in Mississippi despite tough-on-crime-talk  (ABC News) Supreme Court Asked (Again!) To Rule That Recording Cops Is Protected By The 1st Amendment  (TechDirt) Sheriff gives 2023 Buncombe County crime data, eyes making co-responder program permanent  (Citizen Times) CRIME RATE The FBI released its annual national crime stats. The data is horribly incomplete  (The Guardian) 4 key takeaways from the FBI's annual crime report  (NPR) Scoop: D.C. mayor to unveil new tough-on-crime package  (Axios) 41 arrested in ‘Operation Big Easy,’ targeting 7 high-crime neighborhoods  (F