Seattle police resorting to force less often, but racial disparities persist, report shows | The Seattle Times

One interesting point is the need to use force at low priority calls. I think it shows that police is unpredictable.

The Seattle Police Department’s latest use-of-force data, which include officer-involved shootings, show a continuing decline since 2011, when the Department of Justice found that Seattle officers too quickly resorted to…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-police-resorting-to-force-less-often-report-shows/

Another article:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/report-seattle-police-use-low-levels-of-force-but-racial-disparity-remains/

The reports can be downloaded from the Seattle PD website.

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

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/

 

Home | BJA Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

This is an excellent resource for any police department implementing Body Worn Cameras or reviewing their police and procedure. There are over 700 different resources available in the form of policy, studies, research, and training aids.

The Body Worn-Camera Toolkit was created by the Bureau of Justice Assistance as a resource for law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world.
— Read on www.bja.gov/bwc/

Urban Institute Report on the Milwaukee Police Department Use of Body Worn Cameras

Here are 2 briefs from the Urban Institute about Body Worn Camera use by The Milwaukee Police Department.

The Milwaukee Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program – Evaluation Findings and Key Takeaways

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/milwaukee-police-departments-body-worn-camera-program

Community Views of Milwaukee’s Police Body-Worn Camera Program – Results from Three Waves of Community Surveys

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/community-views-milwaukees-police-body-worn-camera-program

Boston PD – Body Worn Cameras

Below are links to 2 articles that report Boston PD’s progress on it’s department wide implementation of body worn cameras.   The last link is to the report on the implantation of BWCs

“In January 2015, the Boston Police Department (BPD) committed to implement a pilot body worn camera (BWC) program for its officers. This pilot was intended to help answer policy questions about how the system would operate if and when fully implemented and to address concerns of officers and community members on the use of the technology. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans committed to a rigorous evaluation of this pilot program.”

– This is an excerpt from the Final Report for the evaluation of the implementation of BWCs.

NPR WBUR radio report on Boston PD Body Worn Cameras

Phys.org article on Boston PD Body Worn Cameras

Here is the link to the study:

THE IMPACTS OF BODY WORN CAMERAS ON POLICE-CITIZEN ENCOUNTERS, POLICE PROACTIVITY, AND POLICE – COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN BOSTON