FBI shooting data | Modern Policing

FBI agents have been involved in 228 shooting incidents since 2011, including 113 accidental discharges, 34 animals, and 81 “intentional shootings involving people or objects” according to this NBC news segment and article. Agents were found at fault in 5 of the shootings, none of which resulted in fatalities. The bureau has not traditionally released…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/fbi-shooting-data/

‘Stop-and-frisk in a car:’ Elite LAPD unit disproportionately stopped black drivers, data show – Los Angeles Times

Before or after reading this news article take the time to listen to the podcast at the link below. Just because police activity is disproportionate to the race of the population does not mean there is inappropriate behavior by the police.

Podcast on statistics and disproportionality HERE

Black drivers bear the brunt of an LAPD crackdown in South L.A. by its elite Metro division. Metro officers stop African American drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the city’s population, according to a Times analysis.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-traffic-stops-20190124-story.html

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.

Policing by Machine – Predictive Policing and the Threat to Our Rights from Liberty

Predictive Policing and the Threat to Our Rights collates the results of 90 Freedom of Information requests sent to every force in the UK, laying bare the full extent of biased ‘predictive policing’ for the first time – and how it threatens everyone’s rights and freedoms.
— Read on www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/policy/report-policing-machine

You can get a copy of the report HERE

Independent Panel Issues Report on Findings and Recommendations on the New York City Police Department’s Disciplinary System | Business Wire

An independent panel of law enforcement experts appointed by Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill of the New York City Police Department released its
— Read on www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190201005331/en/

The panel report can be viewed HERE

Racism in the Rear View Mirror | ACLU of Illinois

The ACLU of Illinois released a new report – Racism in the Rear View Mirror – examining Illinois traffic stop data reported by law enforcement agencies across the state from 2015 to 2017.  The report highlights significant racial disparities persist in traffic stops. For example, Black and Latinx drivers are more likely to be asked to consent to a search, but white drivers are
— Read on www.aclu-il.org/en/publications/racism-rear-view-mirror

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