Court Approves Historic Reforms To Chicago Police Department : NPR

The new guidelines cover everything from police recruitment practices to policies on use of force. The department was harshly criticized by Obama’s Justice Department for civil rights violations.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/02/01/690591913/court-approves-historic-reforms-to-chicago-police-department

MORE:

Chicago Police Consent Decree

http://chicagopoliceconsentdecree.org/

 

Attorney General Raoul Applauds Approval Of Consent Decree To Reform Chicago Police Department

Consent Decree to Be Enforced by Federal Judge & Overseen by Independent Monitor to Achieve Sustainable Police Reform in Chicago

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2019_01/20190131.html

Consent decree

http://chicagopoliceconsentdecree.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Illinois-v.-Chicago-Final-Consent-Decree-with-signatures.pdf

Article from Officer.com

https://www.officer.com/command-hq/news/21045356/federal-judge-approves-consent-decree-to-reform-chicago-police?utm_source=Officer+Command+Staff+Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS190207002&o_eid=6567H7035245H3Z&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C6567H7035245H3Z

 

 

Wisconsin Probation, Parole Policies Fuel Racial Disparities: Study | The Crime Report

The community corrections system is a pipeline to mass incarceration in Wisconsin, according to a report by the Columbia University Justice Lab.  Instead of serving as a viable alternative to prison, it exacerbates racial disparities, researchers said.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/01/29/wisconsin-probation-and-parole-policies-fuel-racial-disparities-study/

The report can be found HERE

After Stephon Clark shooting, California AG releases 49 suggestions to improve Sacramento police | The Sacramento Bee

After the incidents of police using force in 2014 and 2015 it became a popular for outside agencies to investigate incidents of police use of force.

Here is an example of the California AG Investigation on the Stephon Clark shooting.

With a $20 million lawsuit and two criminal probes into the Stephon Clark shooting looming, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has released a report with 49 recommendations for improving Sacramento police. Police Chief Daniel Hahn asked for the report following Clark’s death at the hands of two officers last March.
— Read on amp.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article225242250.html

The report can also be accessed HERE

Investing in Futures Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

Secondary Education for prisoners to reduce recidivism 

“But the study says that research shows that giving inmates access to post-secondary education is critical to reducing mass incarceration, lowering recidivism rates and ensuring public safety.”

www.georgetownpoverty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/GCPI-ESOI-Investing-in-Futures-Report-FINAL-20190116.pdf

Police shootings report by – Tampa Bay Times and Radiolab

Below there are two reports on police shootings.

Radiolab

Part-one of 2 podcasts

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/shots-fired-part-1

Interesting comment at About 31:00 COP Daytona Beach Mike Chitwood arrests are 60:40 almost exact as the population

 

Shots fired part 2

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/shots-fired-part-2

FL Newspaper Tracks Police Shootings: 827 In Six Years

No one was keeping track of police shootings in Florida, the third-largest state. So in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period. At least 827 people were shot by police, one every 2 1/2 days. More than half, 434, were fatal. Blacks were shot at a higher rate than whites. On-duty police are almost never charged with crimes for firing, even though agencies pay millions to settle civil lawsuits, the Times reports.

http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2017/investigations/florida-police-shootings/

 

For an alternative view you MUST see

https://futureofpolicing.blog/2019/01/10/qpp-extra-radiolab-got-it-wrong-quality-policing-podcast/

 

QPP Extra – Radiolab Got It Wrong – Quality Policing Podcast

This podcast takes a look at data and police use of force.

The author has one of the BEST commentaries on data and analysis of police use of force and bias and where the mews media fails interpreting police contact data.

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN for anyone discussing police use of force.

QPP Extra – Radiolab Got It Wrong – Quality Policing Podcast
— Read on qualitypolicing.com/qpp-extra-radiolab-got-it-wrong/

 

 

For an alternative view see:

https://futureofpolicing.blog/2019/01/10/police-shootings-report-by-tampa-bay-times-and-radiolab/