Whistle-blowers say that a group called the Banditos functions as a shadow government within local law enforcement, Dana Goodyear writes. The sheriff says there is no such gang in his department.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/06/06/the-la-county-sheriffs-deputy-gang-crisis/amp
Sixty percent of Tucson’s shootings in 2020 occurred in 4% of the city’s geographic area — and a new effort aims to improve life in three apartment complexes at the
— Read on tucson.com/content/tncms/live/
Police Accountability Report hosts Stephen Janis and Taya Graham discuss some of their findings from their ongoing investigation into the town of Milton, West Virginia.
— Read on therealnews.com/police-accountability-report-how-a-small-town-police-department-in-wv-is-fleecing-its-citizens
Black Americans saw a greater spike in murders in 2020 compared to years prior, and at a higher rate than the national increase.
— Read on news.yahoo.com/massive-increase-black-americans-murdered-055426899.html
Using both qualitative and quantitative methods that explore official police data, community and officer surveys and focus groups, and comparisons to peer agencies, we address the following research questions:
What factors contribute to the use (and severity) of force by CSPD officers?
How does CSPD use of force policy and training compare to similarly situated (i.e., peer) cities?
Does the rate and severity of force align with racial/ethnic groups’ representation at risk for having
force used against them by police?
What are possible explanations for any disparities found in police use and severity of force?
What factors contribute to the likelihood of officer and citizen injuries?
How do community members perceive use of force and police-community relations?
How do CSPD officers perceive police use of force and police-community relations?
What improvements should be made to CSPD’s use of force policies, training, and data collection
and analysis to meet current best practices?
The investigation uncovered the following key problems in the current state of public safety in St. Louis:
• Racial disparities in the harms inflicted by policing;
• Gaps and inconsistencies in SLMPD policies (especially related to use of force, pedestrian and vehicle stops, and interactions with people experiencing mental health emergencies);
• A need for non-police alternative responders for certain call types;
• Inefficiencies in the allocation of SLMPD patrol staff and resources, which create inequities in service levels;
• A need for accessible, affordable out-of-school time programming for St. Louis youth;
• Insufficient community engagement on the part of the City and SLMPD; and.
• A lack of robust accountability systems for SLMPD.
This is a report from a unique survey of residents that live in the affected areas of the community. It shares a different opinion that what’s in the news.
DEFUND, DIVEST, REFORM AND ABOLISH THE RESIDENT PERSPECTIVE OF THE CURRENT
DEBATE ON WHERE WE SHOULD INVEST OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DOLLARS
— Read on cpproject.org/longgame/cppreport2022
This is a classic book for policing. Chapter VI is one of my favorites – The Capacity To Use Force As The Core Of The Police Role. Chapter VI discusses the “non-negotiably coercible” police use of force. How police sometimes shouldn’t have to negotiate when they are going to use force. The discussion of any police use of force creates an interesting discussion especially now under the current climate.
A .pdf version of the book can be accessed HERE for free at the NCJRS website.
This news interview is a perfect example of how the local news media supports law enforcement. Chief Williams did an excellent job conveying the police department’s message and the risk to the community. Chief Williams also showed the awesome community support that the PD was receiving.
The news reporter showed his concern for the officers and the community and the need to support to PD.
This is vastly different that what is shown in the national news (excluding Fox News and Newsmax TV). It is refreshing to see and it should remind us all of the local support that police receive.
God Bless the Phoenix officers that are injured and their families so they can get through these difficult times. God bless the Phoenix PD because everyone in the department is suffering from these attacks. Thanks to the Phoenix community for their support.
“In four months, we’ve had 8 officers shot (and) 13 injured in 4 months.” Phoenix chief Jeri Williams said Friday on Good Morning Arizona.
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— Read on m.youtube.com/watch