In Depth: Talking All Things City-County Merger With Reps From Better Together, Municipal League | St. Louis Public Radio

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St.
— Read on news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-talking-all-things-city-county-merger-reps-better-together-municipal-league

Better Together website

Better Together is a group advocating for consolidation of services in St. Louis.

Their report can be accessed HERE

City Council Push Back on DPD Plan for 2019 | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

I like it when police departments share their policing plan. Others can use it as an example. In the article there is also a link to 2018 statistics.

Dallas City Council members shared concerns Monday about the 2019 crime fighting plan presented by Police Chief Renee Hall to the Council Public Safety Committee.
— Read on www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/City-Council-Push-Back-on-DPD-Plan-for-2019-504998482.html

The 2019 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

Murder clearance rates have actually improved — with one big exception | Modern Policing

This article analyzes city clearance rates for murders and shootings. One key finding is a drop from 65% to 42% since the 1980s in the clearance rate for black and Hispanic victims killed by guns — aside from this category, murder clearance rates have actually improved. Also, non-firearm homicides, which are more likely to yield…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/murder-clearance-rates-have-actually-improved-with-one-big-exception/

Failing conventionally on gun violence reduction – Jerry Ratcliffe

Failing conventionally on gun violence reduction – Jerry Ratcliffe
— Read on www.jratcliffe.net/blog/failing-conventionally-on-gun-violence-reduction/

Dr. Ratcliffe’s article is response to Philadelphia’s publication “Roadmap to Safer Communities” which can be accessed by the link below.

I love it when a police department or a municipality releases a plan. Especially a crime fighting plan. It allows others to see what others are doing and then barrow (steal) for it or use it to build something new.

https://www.phila.gov/media/20190116150530/The-Philadelphia-Roadmap-to-Safer-Communities.pdf