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/
Colorado will require both agencies to overhaul rules around use of force, ketamine and hiring practices.
There is a link to the AG’s report available for download.
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.
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
Their sons never even saw the officers who shot them. In grief, two mothers formed a bond of support as they sought justice for what happened
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/18/police-killed-their-sons-missouri-mothers
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.
They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/bust-the-police-unions/619006/
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.
Disorderly Conduct: How problem cops stay on the street – Detroit Free Press
— Read on www.freep.com/pages/interactives/disorderly-conduct/
Despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct, law enforcement agencies in the state are still fighting records requests.
— Read on theappeal.org/ca-police-misconduct-records/