SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on use of force-related polices, training, and practices within the Sacramento Police Department (SPD). The report is entirely separate from DOJ’s independent oversight into the shooting death of Stephon Alonzo Clark. The purpose of the report is to provide SPD with recommendations grounded in evidence and promising practices from around the country to help guide the reform efforts it has independently committed to pursue.
— Read on oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/california-department-justice-releases-report-analyzing-use-force-policies-and
Very interesting article on crime hotspots. There will be more reporting with the data.
Make sure to listen to the podcast that is part of the news article. HERE
Note: Limited access unless you subscribe to the paper.
San Diego is the safest big city in the country. But in some neighborhoods, violent crime has increased substantially in recent years.
— Read on www.sandiegouniontribune.com/story/2019-03-28/crime-counts-as-crime-falls-to-record-lows-some-neighborhoods-are-left-behind
Promoting a New Direction for Youth Justice: Strategies to Fund a Community-Based Continuum of Care and Opportunity | Urban Institute
— Read on www.urban.org/research/publication/promoting-new-direction-youth-justice-strategies-fund-community-based-continuum-care-and-opportunity
The Marshall Project launches a print publication that will be distributed in prisons and jails.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2019/03/28/introducing-news-inside
The Hamilton Project seeks to advance America’s promise of opportunity, prosperity, and growth.
— Read on www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/nine_facts_about_monetary_sanctions_in_the_criminal_justice_system
This just came out. It will be interesting to see how policing embraces this report.
We all have a role to play in ensuring that policing practices respect and protect civil and human rights. Download this toolkit to learn how you can make the change that you want.
Rethink public safety. Renew community trust.
— Read on policing.civilrights.org/toolkit/
Links to 2 publications are at the bottom of the website. They may take several seconds to load so be patient.
Recently predictive police has come under fire about its accurate and valid predictive powers. Below is a like to a news report on an internal review of LAPD predictive policing.
An audit of the Los Angeles police department is raising questions about new technologies law enforcement is using nationwide with little oversight.
— Read on www.wfsb.com/content/tncms/live/
The LAPD document can be accessed HERE
Report showing the number of people who are locked up in different types of facilities and why – 2019.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2019.html
See more at Prisonpolicy.org
Sheriffs enjoy great discretion, but their authority is often overlooked. Each edition of The Badge examines one facet of the powers and roles of sheriffs.
— Read on www.appealpolitics.org/the-badge/