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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police oversight, gun violence, prison

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Police oversight, officer resilience, misconduct data, gun violence, green space and crime, ADHD and criminality, predictive policing, drones as first responders, police transparency, police hiring and crime, juvenile justice programs, states spending on prisoners, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Problems continue to plague the Minneapolis Community Commission on Police Oversight  (MinnPost) see also:  Speaking of Reform: Experimental Insights into Influencing Police Executives' Perspectives on Civilian Oversight  (CRIMRXIV) U.S. Law Enforcement Officers’ Stress, Job Satisfaction, Job Performance, and Resilience: A National Sample  (Sage Journals) Crime and Punishment Can American policing be fixed?  (Harper's Magazine) Power Check: Missing police misconduct data  (Axios) House passes Law Enforcement Officers’ Due Process, Accountability and Transparency Act  (Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly) CRIME RATE Urban greenspace and neighborhood crime  (Wiley Online Library) IMPD depending on da

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: Body cam, AI, gun violence

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Access to body cam footage, public safety demands better funding, illegal guns trafficked used in hundreds of shootings, Operation Ceasefire, violent crime rates, sexual assaults on cruise ships rise, AI in policing, generative AI, AI risks creating black box at heart of US legal system, police transparency committees, deaths after leaving prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Public Safety Demands Better Funding  (DC Journal) see also:  Delray Beach PD receives nearly $1 million to curb crime  (CBS12) Knox County Sheriff's Office told the D.A. that video of a raid didn't exist. But it did.  (Knox News) Town of Elizabeth intended to fire its police chief, sued 9NEWS trying to keep that secret  (9News) CRIME RATE As NYC grapples with crime concerns, police commissioner says safety is 'perception versus reality'  (NBC News) 68,000 guns illegally trafficked by U.S. dealers over 5 years were used in hundreds of shootings, ATF says  (CBS News) see also:  Gun cases in Chicago tu

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: Police transparency, crime rate, AI

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Basic police data kept secret, sports celebrations violence, violent crime drop, language models on police report writing, gunfire detection, AI surveillance to spot crime, police oversight board, releasing police chase policies, homicide transparency, correctional system oversight, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Officer who stood trial for death of Freddie Gray to oversee Internal Affairs for BPD  (CBS News) Virginia keeps even basic police data secret  (VPM) Names of police who use deadly force could be shielded under proposed law  (Tampa Bay Times) CRIME RATE Shooting after Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade latest violence to mar sports celebrations  (APNews) The “Red” vs. “Blue” Crime Debate and the Limits of Empirical Social Science  (Manhattan Institute) Violent crime is dropping fast in the U.S. — even if Americans don't believe it  (NPR) Dallas’ overall violent crime rate drops nearly 30% — but business robberies increase over last year  (KERA) CRIM-TECH The impact of large language mo

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: Crime rates, retail theft, police staffing

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Disbanding police forces, cops in schools, gang database scrapped, retail crime, asset forfeiture, big city crime rates, violence against MD youth, online crime data base for transparency, crime on cruise ships, prison guard corruption, and more... POLICE CONDUCT ‘It’s scary’: America’s small towns are disbanding police forces, citing hiring woes  (Winston Salem Journal) Do cops actually make schools safer?  (Minnesota Reformer) Do police stations deter crime?  (Crime Science) Police Oversight Board Votes to Permanently Scrap New Chicago Gang Database  (WTTW) After George Floyd’s murder, more states require release of police disciplinary records  (Stateline) Memphis Police pressured to change culture after high-profile killings and beatings  (WGLT) Federal Appeals Court Rules Detroit's Asset Forfeiture Violates Due Process Rights of Drivers  (Reason) CRIME RATE Americans are hopelessly confused about big-city crime. Partisanship is partly to blame  (LA Times) see also:  Rising crim

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Data sharing, violent crime, police turnover

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Kansas police force raids newspaper and publisher's home, facilitating law enforcement data sharing, turnover in police agencies, violent crime falling, cost-benefit analysis of gun shot detection, license plate readers, women in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT A central Kansas police force sparked a firestorm by raiding a newspaper and the publisher’s home  (AP News) Grant-funding opportunities to facilitate law enforcement data sharing  (Police1) Chicago’s newly selected top cop says reducing violence, officers’ well being among top priorities  (KTSM) Turnover in Large US Policing Agencies Following the George Floyd Protests  (CRIMRXIV) 911: Don't Hang Up!  (City of Raleigh) Clergy call for resignation of Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor  (Indy Star) CRIME RATE Violent crime is falling in Philly  (AXIOS Philly) The Post-Pandemic Murder Wave Is Cresting  (WSJ) 'The plan is working': Albany city leaders see decrease in crime, increase in illegal handgun arrest

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Murder decline, traffic stops, generative AI

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Solving more murders, culture of wellness in criminal justice jobs, the police personality, traffic stop disparities, drop in gun violence and murders, gun homicides down slightly, generative AI for criminal justice, reducing recidivism and worker shortage, free prison calls, and more... POLICE CONDUCT New evidence that we're solving more murders  (Slow Boring) DOJ Officials Call for 'Culture of Wellness' in Criminal Justice Jobs  (National Criminal Justice Association) The “Police Personality”: Is it Real?  (Sage Journals) Most U.S. emergency call centers are understaffed  (Axios) Kansas Cops Have 'Waged War on Motorists' by Subjecting Them to Pretextual Traffic Stops, a Federal Judge Says  (reason) see also: Pittsburgh efforts to address racial bias in traffic enforcement have reduced the number of stops, but disparities remain  (Public Source) Tickets and arrests didn’t go up when SROs reintroduced to Denver schools, police data shows  (The Colorado Sun) CRIME RA

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, crime data transparency, calls for service

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Police mental health, calls for service overload, missing crime data, educators' view on school safety, mass killings, gun purchases over the last 6 months, body cams valuable tool, crime data feed still down in Dallas, Illinois plans to eradicate cash bail, housing and rehab for former prisoners in California, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Jury awards $13 million to LAPD officers accused of drawing Hitler mustache on arrestee  (LA Times) Evaluation of a Mental Health Liaison Program at a Small Police Department  (TandFOnline) A police officer jailed a 3-year-old for potty training trouble. He's under investigation.  (USA Today) Crime fighting plan by Savannah police using data and community contacts to fight crime  (WJCL) With staff stretched thin, Stockton Police to stop responding to some calls for service  (Recordnet.com) A year since launching, SLO's Mobile Crisis Unit has had hundreds of calls for service  (KSBY) CRIME RATE 4 Reasons We Should Worry About Missing Crime D

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, murder rate decrease, AI and police forces

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Police data, military policing, relationship between income and crime, murder rate is falling, gun violence reduction plans, AI and police forces, police data transparency, license plate readers, drones as first responders, transformative juvenile justice, bond data dashboard, and more... POLICE CONDUCT APD Uses Data to Drive Policework  (Alameda Post) Researchers find little evidence military policing reduces crime  (Brown.edu) CRIME RATE ‘Performance crime’ on TikTok and YouTube is driving up car thefts, police say  (Fortune) Relationship between Income and Crime in Chicago  (Symposium) SAPD Chief ‘cautiously optimistic’ on violent crime plan’s progress  (KSAT) Arizona had one of the highest rates of domestic violence deaths in 2022, report finds  (AZFamily.com) The Murder Rate is Suddenly Falling  (The Atlantic) see also:  The Tide: Drastic decline in Savannah murder statistics City police department reports only one homicide this year as of May 27  (The Current) and also:  Data sho

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

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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 e

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mass shootings, crime trends, ransomware attacks

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Mental health specialists during emergencies, deadly year for WI police, why are there mass killings, crime trends, hacking crime wave, cities dealing with ransomware attacks, combating the Mississippi crime rate, DNA 'lab in a box', missing body cam video, erasing 'trail penalty', and more... POLICE CONDUCT N.J. advocates ‘encouraged’ by recent analysis of program that pairs cops with mental health specialists during emergency responses  (WHYY) With killing of St. Croix County deputy, 2023 deadliest year for Wisconsin police in decades  (Madison.com) To combat violent crime, Salt Lake City is doing it like Dallas  (Salt Lake Tribune) CRIME RATE Why so many mass killings? Families, experts seek answers  (Associated Press) see also:  Why are Americans shooting strangers and neighbors? ‘It all goes back to fear.’  (Washington Post) A Behavioral Sequence Analysis of Mass School Shooters Examining Stressors, Antisocial Behaviors, Mental Health Issues, and Planning and Prepa

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: online crime reporting, gun deaths and violence, police transparency

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Crime sparks change in policing in DC, LA police pursuits, online crime reporting, gun stolen from cars every 36 hours in 2022 in Henrico County, preventing gun violence, new CrimeLocal app, crime in summer, gun deaths data, AirTags to fight car thefts, police transparency, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Rise in overall crime sparks change in policing in DC  (WUSA 9) Little follow-up to online crime reporting in Portland  (Axios) L.A. police pursuits injured more than 1,000 people over past 5 years, report says  (KTLA) CRIME RATE Henrico Police: Data shows a gun was stolen from cars every 36 hours in 2022  (NBC 12) What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.  (Pew Research Center) Drugs overtaking alcohol as culprit in impaired-driving arrests, officials say as crackdown mounts  (NWI.com) Lots of cities are trying to prevent gun violence. What’s working? And what lessons can Philly’s next mayor take?  (WHYY) see also:  Gun possession arrests doubled in Chicago, but shootings remained h