Showing posts with the label misconduct

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: AI, police conduct, transparency

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  ( 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: Police oversight, gun violence, prison

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: 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: civilian review boards, crime rates, prison

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 misconduct, unsolved crimes, youth justice

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  ( ‘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: Police structure and funding, hate crimes, transparency

Underfunding the police, smart policing grant program, pushing cities out of law enforcement, police misconduct consequences, broken windows theory, hate crimes jumped in 2021, collaboration in the justice system, body cams, AI may flag parents with disabilities, police transparency, mass incarceration, and more... POLICE CONDUCT We’re Underfunding the Police  (The Atlantic) Justice launches $8M smart policing grant program  ( Why Some States Are Pushing Cities Out of Law Enforcement  (Governing) Aggressive Policing in Memphis Goes Far Beyond the Scorpion Unit  (The Marshall Project) Chatham County Police Department launches new app to connect with, alert public  ( These officers committed misconduct. But what were the consequences?  ( CRIME RATE New FBI data show reported hate crimes in the U.S. jumped in 2021  (NPR) What Broken Windows Theory Can Teach Us Now  (Slate) Crime isn't really increasing, but collaboration in justice system is  (Si