CPD’s Pattern and Practice of Home Invasions – South Side Weekly

On Tuesday, July 27, seven months after Chicago witnessed body-camera footage of Anjanette Young in her home, naked and surrounded by officers who were raiding it in search of someone who did not live there, the City Council is holding a hearing on an ordinance named after her. The Anjanette Young Ordinance would prohibit the practice of no-knock or knock-and-announce warrants, require more evidence beyond just one informant before conducting a raid, and require police to keep more documentation of such home invasions, especially when children are present.
— Read on southsideweekly.com/cpds-pattern-and-practice-of-home-invasions/

Racist Policing And Inappropriate Use Of Force: Aurora Police, Fire Rescue Routinely Violate State And Federal Law, AG Finds | Colorado Public Radio

Colorado will require both agencies to overhaul rules around use of force, ketamine and hiring practices.

— Read on www.cpr.org/2021/09/15/racist-policing-and-inappropriate-use-of-force-aurora-police-fire-rescue-routinely-violate-state-and-federal-law-ag-finds/

There is a link to the AG’s report available for download.

Understanding Subgroups Within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Community and Department Perceptions with Recommendations for Change | RAND

RAND researchers studied deputy subgroups within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to learn about how subgroups are formed, why they exist, and whether subgroups have affected community perceptions and trust in LASD.

— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA616-1.html

An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms

This is a fabulous resource to the DOJ Consent Decrees. It is an interactive guide that sorts through past Police Consent Decrees and breaks them into various categories. When you select a category it shows key paragraphs in the Consent Decree that pertain to the searched topic.

It is very useful to compare concepts among several different Consent Decrees.

You can find the guide HERE

Effective management of serious police misconduct: A machine learning analysis

Abstract: There are a range of management strategies available to police agencies to prevent serious misconduct. While many of these strategies are well accepted practice, there is limited empirical evidence demonstrating their effectiveness.
This study uses partial dependence plots to explore management strategies which have been identified as either increasing or decreasing risk of serious police misconduct. These include the provision of awards or complimentary remarks to officers, remedial action resulting from sustained complaints, and transfers between workplaces.


Review of “We Own This City” by Justin Fenton | City Journal

A new book on police corruption shows how bureaucratic bloat is as much of a problem as bent cops.
— Read on www.city-journal.org/baltimore-police-corruption-bureaucratic-bloat

I hope to do a review of this book shortly. I’m on the last few chapters. If you like policing it is an awesome book. It captures a snapshot of police misconduct in Baltimore around 2015.

The scary part is it could easily exist in any police department. I’m not saying it does. I’m saying that if you are a police officer reflect as you read the book and see if there are circumstances that might exist in your PD where certain behaviors might be seen as hardworking as opposed to misconduct.