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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: 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: 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: 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: domestic violence, guns, surveillance

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Gun violence prevention programs, police accountability, FBI gun seizures, data-driven approach to targeting gun violence, domestic violence, police surveillance, addressing violent crime, predictive policing, digital data used by police, government open data portals, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Mayor Duggan to launch gun violence prevention program at State of the City  (Detroit Free Press) Mayor to Mayor: Taking the lead on police accountability  (Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab) FBI gun seizure orders from people who fail background checks hit historic rates  (USA Today) CRIME RATE A data-driven approach to targeting gun violence  (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal) Criminal justice analysis center releases new insight into domestic violence reported in N.C.  (North Carolina Department of Public Safety) see also:  Report details how one police department addresses domestic-related repeat calls for service  (Police1.com) Rise in bus driver assaults triggers new protec

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

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: gun violence, surveillance, open data

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Use of force, behavioral health staff joining sheriff's deputies, gun violence deaths, pandemic crime rate, gun violence, new domestic violence reporting, US AG focus on corporate crime, facial recognition, predictive policing, surveillance tech, body cam rollouts leave questions on access, open data, access to police records, court revenue, and more... POLICE CONDUCT SMPD pulling detectives, traffic cops to aid in patrols  (Santa Monica Daily Press) Police Reform Advocates React to CPD Use-of-Force Analysis  (WTTW) City Council contemplating adding support to KPD for mental health situations  (Killeen Daily Herald) Behavioral Health staff to join Humboldt Sheriff's deputies on some calls thanks to grant  (KRCR) Former Deputy Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old Avoids Jail Time And Sex Offender Registry  (Oxygen True Crime) Fort Lauderdale police chief fired over minority-first practices in hiring and promotions, report says  (CNN) see also:  Fort Lauderdale fires Chief Larry Scirott

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, reducing police violence, restorative justice

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Early intervention systems to reduce police violence, KKK embedded in Florida law enforcement, crisis response team achieve 70% reduction in people taken into custody, gun violence, pediatric gun violence costs, more guns than ever stolen from cars in Nashville, predictive policing, spy tech in Boston, DNA tests, Dallas roll back open data, restorative justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Early Intervention Systems (EIS) may be effective in reducing police violence and other forms of misconduct. However, there is scant research finding direct, causal effects of such systems on officer performance outcomes  (CCJ Task Force on Policing) We Tracked What Happens to Police After They Use Force on Protesters  (ProPublica) KKK members embedded in Florida law enforcement An Army veteran was undercover with the KKK for 10 years as part of an FBI investigation.  (First Coast News) New law named for Vanessa GuillĂ©n will revamp military investigations into sexual assault, harassment  (KSAT) Crisis

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: gun violence, body cams, FBI data shortage

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COVID leading cause of death for police officers, Portland officer shortage, Durham police disregard body cam policies, gun violence, George Floyd's murder related to decrease in calls to police, sex offender registries have no impact on recidivism, DOJ reviewing law enforcement grants, more police departments adopting body cams, the FBIs crime data shortage, impact of body cams on court outcomes, calls on EU to ban predictive policing AI, and more... POLICE CONDUCT 'My dad didn't have a fighting chance': Covid is leading cause of death among law enforcement  (NBC News) New Akron police chief tells City Council community must help to quell rising gun violence  (Beacon Journal) Portland mayor wants to bring back retired police officers to help fill shortage, address gun violence  (OPB.org) Audit: Durham police officers routinely disregard policies on bodycam videos  (WRAL) Denver's 2022 city budget proposal dominated by public safety  (Denver Gazette) What the Rest o

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Body cam, gun violence, police reform

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Gun violence trends, body cam transparency, body cam law Botham Jean Act about to pass, reimagining police a year after George Floyd, will the anti-hate crime law fail, predictive policing leads to lists of suspects who have not committed any crimes (yet), do license plate readers enhance patrols, police reform, and more... POLICE CONDUCT These 3 cities began boldly reimagining policing after George Floyd’s murder  (Vox) see also:  Police Reforms and Pushback Mark a Year Since George Floyd’s Death  (Governing.com) and also:  George Floyd’s Murder Changed Americans’ Views on Policing But will those shifts lead to lasting reforms?  (The Atlantic) HEAT LISTED: Chicago’s predictive policing program told a man he would be involved with a shooting. But it couldn’t determine which side of the gun he would be on. Instead, it made him the victim of a violent crime — twice.  (The Verge) “He Died Like an Animal”: Some Police Departments Hogtie People Despite Knowing The Risks  (The Marshall Proje

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: body cams, mental health, predictive policing software

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Body cam implementation and video release times move toward faster transparency, studying the mental health of police officers and first responders, effects of a smaller police budget, police misconduct multi-city comparison, gun safety, pandemic crime, police partnerships with predictive policing companies, crime prediction software, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Iowa City to consider police liaison job to go on mental health calls  (The Gazette) Jersey City’s Quality of Life Task Force Introduces New Office, Promotes Resident Response Center in 2021  (TAPinto.net) Fewer Police, No Parades: The Squeeze on Local Budgets  (Governing) Proposed Virginia bill would require police to release body cam footage within 15 days  (WRIC) see also:  Bill would require every Illinois cop to wear body cameras by 2025 — but will departments comply?  (Journal Star) Stress response of police officers during COVID‐19: A moderated mediation model  (Wiley Online Library) see also:  Occupational Stress and Ang

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: facial recognition, police reform, mental health in policing

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Facial recognition inaccuracies, calls to end CompStat program, sending non-violent crimes to mental health experts, licensing cops, creating lawful police accountability, how much do we spend on police, predictive policing comes under fire, police and surveillance efforts with big tech, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Illinois’ Top Legal Officer Wants To License Cops, Just Like Doctors, Hairdressers  (WBEZ) Poorer Cities Spend More of Budget on Police, Even Where Crime Is Lower  (Sludge) see also:  What Policing Costs A Look at Spending in America’s Biggest Cities  (vera.org) FL Sheriffs Warn Citizens: Be Prepared And Get Armed  (BearingArms.com)  Clay County sheriff says he’ll deputize every gun owner if deputies can’t handle protesters  (Gainesville.com) A Look at Police Brutality in America  (NBC DFW) see also:  Cities with Black police chiefs have lower instances of fatal police shootings, research shows  (The Hill) California Law Would Reform, Broaden Police Accountability  (Governing

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police changing policies, facial recognition, body cams

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Police begin to change policies in order to secure budgets, facial recognition tech arrests wrong person, researchers denounce AI powered predictive policing, a call for body cam transparency, private companies selling your location data to law enforcement, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Chicago’s Peace Academy Graduates a New Class of Violence Interrupters  (The Trace) San Jose mayor releases nine-point police reform plan  (The Mercury News) see also:  Chief: '8 Can't Wait' already police policy  (The High Point Enterprise) and also:  Cincinnati Council To Vote On A Series Of Police Reforms  (WVXU) and  Colorado governor signs police accountability bill, ending qualified immunity defense in the state  (Efficient Gov) and finally:  3 Boston City Councilors Want To Divert Nonviolent 911 Calls From Police  (CBS Boston) 3 North Carolina police officers fired over racist rants  (Charlotte Observer) Transit agencies weigh security forces amid calls to defund police  (Smart