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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: use of force, gun violence, crime rate

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Not all police report use of force to FBI, rise in use of force cases in Las Vegas, crime pushing responders to their limit, gun violence leaves insurmountable impacts in Yakima,  NOLA adds 70 more crime cameras, roadblocks to police records, St Louis PD stops reporting crime, and more... POLICE CONDUCT As shootings ‘skyrocket,’ Wichita police get council approval for federal crackdown  (The Wichita Eagle) Most Florida police agencies don’t report use-of-force data to FBI 90 of 387 departments participate statewide  (Click Orlando) Las Vegas police report shows rise in uses of force  (Las Vegas Review Journal) Teen tased by trooper on girlfriend’s porch; experts call it ‘egregious’  (WINK) Policing in America: Racial and ethnic variations in perspectives on police activities  (DataFoundation.org) National Data on Citizen Complaints about Police Use of Force: Data Quality Concerns and the Potential (Mis)Use of Statistical Evidence to Address Police Agency Conduct  (Academia.edu) Fact ch

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mental health, use of force, body cams

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Feds fund mental health response teams, addressing the mental health of officers, reforming use of force practices, research showing body cams good investment, Houston chief focused on reforms and crime rate, Chicago sues gun store tied to 850 firearms involved in crimes, NYPD robot dog sent to the pound, Zoom court, and more... POLICE CONDUCT A former Georgia sheriff's deputy said he wanted to charge Black people with felonies to prevent them from voting, court documents show  (Business Insider) How Pa. troopers use sweating, stuttering during traffic stops to launch vehicle searches  (The Morning Call) Feds fund mental health crisis teams to stand in for police  (ABC News) see also:  “There Was No Plan in Place to Get Us Help”: Strategies for Improving Mental Health Service Utilization Among Law Enforcement  (Springer Link) St. Louis police group opposes move to cut 100-plus vacant officer positions  (St Louis Post Dispatch) US Department Of Education Now Investigating Florida Sh

SpotCrime Weekly Reads

Vendors claim ownership of public data, man punches priest, violent crime solutions, and more... POLICE CONDUCT How private contractors are taking over data in the public domain (Center for Investigative Reporting) Reducing Violent Crime in American Cities: An Opportunity to Lead – Full Report (Police Foundation) Trump Threatens To 'Send In The Feds' Over Chicago's Violent Crime (NPR) CRIME RATE Despite policy changes, Wal-Mart Supercenters remain in top 10 list of calls for Tulsa police (TulsaWorld.com) Your Druggist is Watching You (TheCrimeReport.org) Wheeling Police: Drug Overdoses on the Rise (TheIntelligencer.net) POLICE TRANSPARENCY TAKING DOWN BARRIERS: Open Data Portal opens Chapel Hill info to public (Herald Sun) In the Age of Trump, Open Data Matters Now More Than Ever (NextCity.org) Seattle Police Dept. Releases Use Of Force Data (Sky Valley Chronicle) AMERICA’S PRISON SYSTEM Raise the Age Gets New Look in Connect

SpotCrime Weekly Reads

Social media monitoring, Women in Public Safety, 2016 FBI crime stats, and more... POLICE CONDUCT In Phoenix, Women Are Breaking Public Safety's Glass Ceiling (GovTech) Alabama police agency uses social media monitoring service (Anniston Star) Local Panama City police departments feeling strained long after recession (JHG.com) ‘He shot her down’: Two officers dead in Orlando manhunt for murder suspect (WaPo) CRIME RATE Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect faces possible death penalty (CNN) Preliminary Crime Stats for 2016 Released. Report Covers January through June (FBI.gov) Violent Crime Reports Up 5.3% in First Half of 2016 (TheCrimeReport.org) Spike in assaults, especially in middle schools, dominates SPS crime report (News-Leader) Dylan Roof Sentenced To Death For Charleston Church Shooting  (CBS) POLICE TRANSPARENCY California Bill Seeks Police Surveillance Transparency (CATO Institute) New police training addresses use-of-force, tra