Investigative Panel Says Miami Police Need More Body Cams | Miami New Times

At the bottom of this article, there is a link to the PDF version of the report. In the article the findings are that the body worn camera’s help exonerate the officers in citizen complaints.

Body cameras were critical in exonerating Miami’s innocent police officers — and in revealing wrongdoing by guilty ones, a Civilian Investigate Panel finds.
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Cop Out: Analyzing 20 Years of Records Proving Impunity | New York Civil Liberties Union | ACLU of New York

In the summer of 2020, the New York Civil Liberties Union obtained a comprehensive database of complaints made by the public to the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the independent agency charged with investigating complaints about NYPD misconduct. Then in May of 2021, the NYCLU added updated and more detailed information to the database, which now
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Queens DA Reveals New Internal List Of NYPD Officers With Credibility Issues

Queens prosecutors have been tracking at least 78 NYPD officers whose credibility have been challenged in court, according to documents obtained by Gothamist/WNYC as part of a two-year fight to get the information released under the state’s public records law.
The documents flag past incidents of suspected police dishonesty and previously unreported details of officers who remained on the force despite criminal convictions.
NOTE: As part of the article there are some examples of written notice by the District Attorney as part of disclosure that indicates if an Officer has been involved any (I am guessing) “negative issues” that involved a Civil proceeding, Prior Testimony, or Disciplinary Matters with a summary that is redacted that must be the highlights that the District Attorney must want to point out.
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NYPD Loses Appeal to Keep Disciplinary Records Under Lock & Key

In the publication there are a few interesting links to court documents.
MANHATTAN (CN) — The New York City Police Department “cannot bargain away” its disclosure obligations, the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday as it rejected a bid by police and firefighter unions to block the publishing of thousands of officer misconduct records. 
Killing the appeal in an unsigned summary order, the three-judge panel blew through claims that greater transparency would risk officers’ safety.
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Critical incident reviews in Tucson | Modern Policing

This is an excellent example of a police department making critical incident reviews public.

Tucson PD has a Critical Incident Review Board that operates on the principle that “When bad things happen in a complex system … the cause is rarely a single act, event, or slip-up.” The CIRB convenes independently of the department’s Office of Professional Standards for the purpose of learning from experience and improving future outcomes…
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