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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: Use of force, AI in policing, transparency

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Police Chief resignations, DNA data manipulation in Colorado, combatting swatting calls, higher use of force linked to training conference in NJ, addressing mental health in communities, DOJ opens investigation into Boeing, cybercrime losses reach $12.5 billion, violent crime numbers, gun violence, AI and police real time crime centers, police record transparency, reversing criminal justice reform, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Lakes Wales to begin looking for new police chief amid nepotism, transparency concerns: Memo  (Fox13 Tampa Bay) Colorado Bureau of Investigation finds DNA scientist manipulated data in hundreds of cases over decades  (WPSD Local 6) Uvalde police chief announces resignation after report on Robb Elementary School shooting  (NBC News) Georgia bill would impose harsher penalties on more 'swatting' calls  (11Alive) Use of force incidents high among cops who attended controversial police training conference  (New Jersey Monitor) Rats are 'all high' on mar

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police training, school violence, prison conditions

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Trauma and empathy training, body cams, mental health calls, smash and grab, school violence and arrests, where gun violence is surging, cameras to reduce crimes, Marsy's Law doesn't apply to police officers, police records transparency, prison conditions, First Step Act, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Baltimore’s new approach to police training looks at the effects of trauma, importance of empathy  (Courthouse News Service) How Police Have Undermined the Promise of Body Cameras  (PorPublica) Starting in January, non-law enforcement team can respond to mental health crisis calls  (ABC30) Stark County Sheriff's Office rolls out new program to improve staff performance and community relations  (News 5 Cleveland) CRIME RATE ‘Smash-and-grab’ robberies fuel new laws, but critics question the need  (SW Iowa News) see also:  Member of Congress calls for better data on organized retail crime and other theft  (Retail Dive) 185 weapons, seven guns reported at Wake County high schools, re

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: crime stats, Clery Act, health crisis teams

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Wrong crime stats at State and FBI level, Universities noncompliant with Clery Act, inventory of untested rape kits, mental health crisis teams, residents join forces to create safer blocks, predictive policing software, calls for service transparency, Mass. police disciplinary records released, 'Prison Ramen', and more... POLICE CONDUCT FBI publishes wrong crime numbers for St. Louis again amid technology woes for city police  (St Louis Today) see also:  LMPD says 'none' of its crime numbers are correct in annual Kentucky report  (WDRB) Liberty University failed to disclose crime data and warn of threats for years, report says  (AP News) see also:  UNM is noncompliant with crime transparency law Daily Crime log missing data, LoboAlerts never sent  (Daily Lobo) New bill seeks to pressure police nationwide to take inventory of untested rape kits or lose funding  (USA Today) Non-carceral emergency response initiatives require a cultural shift  (Prism Reports) see also:  B

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: Mental health, homicide rate drop, open crime data

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Kentucky crime stats undercounted homicides, enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement mental health, Utah County's domestic violence shelter short on space, homicide rate declines, CA red flag law, Berkeley considering license plate readers, OH Marsy's law limits public right to know, Dallas restores open data feed after ransomware attack, choosing a correctional officer position, and more... POLICE CONDUCT D.C. Offering Free Software Upgrades For Hyundai Owners At RFK Stadium This Week  (DCist.com) Report: Kentucky Crime Statistics Undercounted 2022 Homicides in the State's Most Populous County  (US News) Chicago Spent $126.5M on Police Overtime in 6 Months, an Almost 50% Jump Over Last Year: Records  (WTTW) Mental Health Providers and Peers Help Enhance the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Mental Health Interventions  (Springer Link) see also:  Miami-Dade police chief offered resignation before suicide attempt on Florida highway, mayor says  (NBC News) New report su

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: 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: mental health, gun violence, debtors prison

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Encrypted radios, mental health calls for service, mental health of criminal justice professionals, youth gun deaths and gun violence on the rise, policing software blamed for errors, tighter drug laws could cause unsustainable workload, police database to fight gun crimes, debtors prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Hearing sirens? Finding out why could get harder as Central Indiana police encrypt radios  (Indy Star) The Intersection of Health and Justice: An Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid Training for Justice-involved Professionals  (SAGE Journals) Addictions, mental health, housing issues drive up police calls for service  (CKOM)  CRIME RATE Gun deaths among U.S. children and teens rose 50% in two years  (Pew Research Center) see also:  Data shows alarming rise in youth gun violence in Harris County  (CW39 Houston) Local newsrooms want to stop sensationalizing crime, but it’s hard  (Poynter) Louisville mayor vows to fight gun violence  (ABC News) CRIM-TECH Policing software bl

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mental health, AI, criminal justice trends

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Police mental health and wellness, deaths during service calls and law enforcement encounters, gun violence falling in 2022, 911 junk science, facial recognition leads to false arrest, police misconduct transparency, criminal justice reform trends in 2022, and more... POLICE CONDUCT One-on-one with Acting Chief of Richmond Police: Talking staffing shortages, morale issues, violence interrupters, combatting crime  (WRIC) Police Mental Health and Wellness  (Oxford Research Encyclopedias) Louisville police under Shields: How the department is different & what is still the same  (Courier Journal) Report focuses on deaths occurring during service calls and law enforcement encounters  (Alexandria Echo Press) Hundreds used Philly’s new 211 violence prevention hotline, many from the city’s most impacted neighborhoods  (Billy Penn) CRIME RATE Gun Violence Is Falling In 2022  (Jeff-alytics) Community Criminal Justice Board report sheds light on crime trends in the area  (Orange County Review

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police suicides, under policing, drones

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Police suicides, police insurance, under policing America, stand your ground laws, abandoned cars cause crime, extremist incidents, AI to fight illegal dumping, Minneapolis police drones, lack of crime data in America, reporting hazing incidents on college campus, mental health in prison, prison labor, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police Suicides: Silence is No Longer an Answer  (The Crime Report) Texas sheriff opens criminal investigation into Martha's Vineyard migrant trips  (NBC News) Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it  (The Washington Post) ‘The Injustice of Under-Policing in America’: Paper  (The Crime Report) Federal Oversight of Police Has Cost Cleveland Millions. What’s Changed?  (The Marshall Project) The Price Kids Pay: Schools and Police Punish Students With Costly Tickets for Minor Misbehavior  (ProPublica) CRIME RATE Gun Deaths Hit an All-Time High (Again) in 2021  (The Trace) see also:  Guns Are Driving Rising Suicide Rates in American Citi

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: FBI crime data mess, gun violence, stolen guns

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FBI crime data mess, co-responder pilot program, police resignations, Flint puts more police on the streets, stolen guns increases, firearm related violence skyrockets, crime rate, Detroit reports decrease in crime, regional data center in Hampton Roads, well-being in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Delaware Attorney General asks for a federal investigation after lacrosse team bus stop and search  (WTOC) see also:  Body camera footage contradicts sheriff's account of how deputies acted on Delaware State lacrosse bus  (MSN) Pritzker signs slate of public safety bills into law in Peoria, including co-responder pilot program  (WCBU) Mental Models: A Method for Attacking any Policing Problem  (Justice Clearing House) Evanston Police Department had an increased level of resignations in 2021. Here’s what the future looks like  (The Daily Northwestern) Alabama Police Chief Sued Over His Response To Anti-Police Brutality Protests  (TechDirt) Flint police hope visibility of new officers

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: FBI crime data not released, crime trends, police reform

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Police reform, gaps in national crime data, FBI not releasing three months of crime data lacking law enforcement report sharing, new Florida elections police force, surveillance by game warden unconstitutional, progress addressing mental health calls, combating homelessness with crime data, place based policing, crime trends over the past two years, criminal justice in rural America, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Anne Arundel County Council votes against investigative powers for Police Advisory Board (Capital Gazette) DOJ Launches Voluntary Police Reform Program  (TheCrimeReport.org) Florida Is Set to Create a New Police Force to Investigate Elections  (Bolts Mag) School resource officer data shows more than 2,000 criminal charges laid over one decade: Researchers  (The Edmonton Journal) Most LAPD officers who violate policy in shootings avoid serious punishment, report shows  (Los Angeles Daily News) MD Bill Would Limit Police Interrogation of Youths without Adult Present  (Public News