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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: Surveillance, crime rate, prison

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Naming officers in police misconduct investigations, easing restrictions on marijuana, citizen oversight board, traffic stops, decline in use of force, support for police, drop in crime, National Crime Victimization Survey, expanding surveillance, proactive policing and surveillance, automated license plate readers, crypto money laundering, AI, residents demand more transparency, charging for prison cells, juvenile detention centers, and more... POLICE CONDUCT State supreme court: DA must name officers in police misconduct investigations  (AOL) US poised to ease restrictions on marijuana in historic shift, but it’ll remain controlled substance  (AP News) The Louisiana Town Where a Traffic Stop Can Lead to One Charge After Another  (ProPublica) New citizen oversight board legislation enacted to support police, 'worrisome' to critics  (Herald-Tribune) 21 senior members of DC police to be dismissed — more than half due to ‘serious misconduct’  (WTOP) Despite Increase in Arrests, H

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Police conduct, cameras, transparency

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Police raid at wrong house leaves baby injured, neck restraints, roadside drug tests result in wrongful arrests, Operation Ceasefire in Oakland, public cameras for video evidence, police scanners to go dark, no more floppy discs for police records in Holyoke, non-lethal police weapons, AR FOIA exemption for police, AL prison returns bodies missing organs, and more... POLICE CONDUCT 'It's the wrong house': Audio of Ohio police raid that left a baby injured raises new questions  (NBC News) Neck-restraint bans, law enforcement officer unions, and police killings  (Wiley Online Library) Study Estimates Roadside Drug Tests Result in 30,000 Wrongful Arrests Every Year  (reason) CRIME RATE Oakland seeks to resurrect Operation Ceasefire after new audit links its end to rising crime  (ABC 7) Residential addiction treatment for U.S. teens is scarce and expensive, OHSU-led study finds  (Oregon Capital Chronicle) Pittsburgh’s new police records system will help federal agencies better

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Crime rate, homicide drop, AI in policing

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Crime rate, staffing shortage, homicide drop, juvenile curfews, retail theft, police and Google, child firearm deaths, AI in policing, LMPD sued over access to police data, incarceration uptick in Arkansas, and more... POLICE CONDUCT In Louisville, only one person can discipline the police chief  (Louisville Public Media) Amid staffing shortage, Norfolk 911 averaged 750 calls daily in 2023  (WAVY) Will Jackson’s youth curfew lower crime? Research suggests no  (WJTV) CRIME RATE Why It’s Confusing to Know Whether Crime’s Really Up or Down  (Governing.com) 'It is historic': US poised to see record drop in yearly homicides despite public concern over crime  (ABC News) see also:  Homicides Dropped by More Than 10% in America’s Biggest Cities in 2023, Including Chicago  (WTTW) ‘Miami is the safest it’s ever been’: Police chief credits officers, technology for lower crime rate  (Local10) Testimony: Crime Data on Retail Theft and Robberies in California  (PPIC.org) ‘State of the Child

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