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.
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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.

QPP 37: Justin Fenton – Peter Moskos

WOW another home run podcast. I’m looking forward to reading the book.

This is a discussion about corruption in the Baltimore Police Department. Professor Moskos is a terrific interviewer and the Author Justin Fenton is easy to listen to.

The discussion covers police corruption, policing in Baltimore, causes of corruption, neighborhoods, police supervision, politicians, all that circles the issue of police corruption.

QPP 37: Justin Fenton – Peter Moskos
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Chasing Justice – Addressing Police Violence and Corruption in Maryland | ACLU of Maryland

Between 2015 and 2019, there were 13,392 complaints of misconduct filed against 1,826 Baltimore City police officers and 22,884 use of force incidents in Baltimore. Among the many disturbing facts that the report, “Chasing Justice: Addressing Police Violence and Corruption in Maryland,” uncovers are that 91 percent of those who the police targeted with use of force were Black
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Lawmen Off Limits

This is a series of news reports that call for holding Law Enforcement officers accountable.

County law enforcement series highlights need for change

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“It is crucial for lawmakers to change laws that protect sheriff’s office employees from losing their jobs and certification for actions that would result in firing and license revocations in other professions and states,” the BDN Editorial Board writes. See more HERE

NYPD Vision for Fair and Effective Discipline

Police Department has substantially implemented the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea today announced that the NYPD has now substantially implemented the recommendations of an independent blue-ribbon panel of former prosecutors and judges for improving the department’s internal disciplinary system. Press release HERE

Draft Policies for Public Comment

Welcome to the New York City Police Department’s Policy Review webpage. We welcome public comments on any of the proposed policy changes listed below. The comment period deadline for each respective proposal is displayed in its summary page. Once the comment period has ended, the NYPD will review the submitted comments and consider their inclusion in the final policy. Please click the link(s) to the policy you wish to review and send us your comments. HERE.

A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished.

An analysis by The New York Times found that the N.Y.P.D. has reduced or rejected recommendations for stiff discipline of officers in about 71 percent of 6,900 serious misconduct charges. NY Times article

The Report of the Independent Panel on the Disciplinary System of the New York City Police Department – see report HERE