****Make sure to look at the MOTION (link) filed by the plaintiffs.
In 2013, a federal judge mandated oversight after finding that the NYPD’s racially disproportionate use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/30/nypd-stop-and-frisk-reforms-fail/
This is a report by Center of Policing Equity (HERE).
I don’t see the usefulness in this report. There is no description in what the findings mean. DISPROPORTIONALITY DOES NOT MEAN BIAS OF RACISM. So what are they implying with there findings? First of all the study, the format of the report, and the finding are vague and unclear. I think the way this report is presented does absolutely nothing to improve policing. This is the second report I have seen from Center of Policing Equity and I have to question there ability to study the police and report accurately. There are basic issues like the report can’t be completely read on the phone and on a desktop computer the report doesn’t open completely and bottom parts are unreadable.
This is a several part series on life in the American Police Academy. An interesting glimpse into the making of a police officer. Excellent Read.
Police Academy | Narratives | Tampa Bay Times
— Read on projects.tampabay.com/projects/2021/narratives/police-academy/
Baltimore City is wrestling with multiple public health crises: the global COVID-19 pandemic and local epidemics of gun violence and preventable overdose deaths. Since 2015, Baltimore has seen more than 300 homicides per year—the overwhelming majority of which were gun-related. In 2020, there were 954 opioid-related overdose deaths in Baltimore.
Historically, Baltimore has over-relied on the 3Ps – policing, prosecutions, and prisons – in an attempt to reduce violence and strengthen community safety. This strategy has not only failed to yield long- term results, it has also come at an extremely high social cost to many of our most vulnerable communities.
Never before has Baltimore developed a holistic public safety strategy, one that aims to treat gun violence as a public health crisis and operationalizes what Baltimore residents want to see from their City government. Furthermore, the City has never developed a multi-year plan to reduce violence in a sustainable way over time, not just for a year or two.
This is a report on how less Law Enforcement can make mass transit safer.
“Safety For All” chronicles how agencies like BART in San Francisco, TriMet in Portland, and SEPTA in Philadelphia are addressing safety concerns by hiring unarmed personnel, developing high profile anti-harassment campaigns, and better connecting vulnerable riders to housing and mental health services. These interventions also allow transit police to spend less time on “quality of life” offenses and focus more attention on the core mission of deterring violence.
— Read on transitcenter.org/publication/safety-for-all/
This webpage contains several interesting reports on types of police oversight.
There are 2 articles that are overviews of police oversight and then several publications that review oversight at individual police departments.
Recent Reports – National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
— Read on www.nacole.org/recent_reports
I checked out Compliance vs Audit prevention and very interesting and informative.
Check out the whole BWC WEBSITE.
On June 22-24, 2021, the Body-worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), held the 2020 BWC TTA Virtual National Meeting. This meeting was primarily intended for FY 2020 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) grant agencies, but was also open to previous years’ grantees. Members of the BWC TTA Team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and representatives from BJA and JSS also participated in the meeting.
— Read on bwctta.com/events/calendar/2021-body-worn-camera-training-and-technical-assistance-national-meeting
Police officers who were decertified by state regulators went on to find work at other departments and public safety agencies, records show.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/08/new-york-police-decertification/
Only 1 in 5 say police treat people equally, new poll shows
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/7906532002