The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

This is an interesting website that has a lot of resources. The home page can be accessed here: https://trustandjustice.org/about/mission
Below are two very useful topics available on the website.

Procedural Justice

Procedural justice focuses on the way police and other legal authorities interact with the public, and how the characteristics of those interactions shape the public’s views of the police, their willingness to obey the law, and actual crime rates. Mounting evidence shows that community perceptions of procedural justice can have a significant impact on public safety.
There are Articles, PowerPoint presentations, Guides, and Tools available for training. See here: https://trustandjustice.org/resources/intervention/procedural-justice

Implicit Bias

Implicit bias describes the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups. Under certain conditions, those automatic associations can influence behavior—making people respond in biased ways even when they are not explicitly prejudiced. More than thirty years of research in neurology and social and cognitive psychology has shown that people hold implicit biases even in the absence of heartfelt bigotry, simply by paying attention to the social world around them. Implicit racial bias has given rise to a phenomenon known as “racism without racists,” which can cause institutions or individuals to act on racial prejudices, even in spite of good intentions and nondiscriminatory policies or standards.
There are Articles, PowerPoint presentations, Guides, and Tools available for training. See here: https://trustandjustice.org/resources/intervention/implicit-bias

Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police – Courthouse News Service

Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police – Courthouse News Service
— Read on www.courthousenews.com/summer-of-violent-policing-means-more-federal-review-for-portland-police/

This is ironic for Portland Police. They have been in a constant conflict with protester/rioters since late May 2020. At times the Portland Officers hands are tied trying to control the protesters/rioters and it appears the officers did not always have clear guidance on amount or methods of use of force to control the protesters/rioters. Which is a troubling and difficult position to be in. It appears that this confusion was created by the Judge Hernandez and the politicians. Now Judge Hernandez is thinking to hold Portland in contempt over the police departments response to the violent rioters.

-Read on https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-mulls-sanctions-after-holding-portland-in-contempt-for-violent-protest-policing/

United States v. City of Portland DOJ’s Fifth Periodic Compliance Assessment Report can be accessed here: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PortlandPD-DOJReport.pdf

Policing by the Numbers – Assessing the Evidence

These statistics could be used as benchmarks comparing across police departments.

This series of charts from CCJ’s Task Force on Policing is intended to inform debates about the future of policing in America. It paints a statistical portrait of trends in key areas, ranging from the size and makeup of the nation’s police agencies to spending, reported crime and victimization rates, people killed by police and officers killed in the line of duty, and public perceptions of and trust in law enforcement.
— Read on counciloncj.foleon.com/policing/assessing-the-evidence/policing-by-the-numbers/