‘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.

Police Make 10 Million Arrests a Year, but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Solving Crimes

The intercept has an interesting article on police arrests. In the article the Vera Institute has a new arrest day a tool the looks very interesting. I have a like to it in the post right before this post.

Too many arrests? Is it the police fault or the persons breaking the law?

Amid aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, most victims don’t report crimes to police and fewer than 25 percent of reported crimes are solved by arrest.
— Read on theintercept.com/2019/01/31/arrests-policing-vera-institute-of-justice/

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

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

 

 

In Depth: Talking All Things City-County Merger With Reps From Better Together, Municipal League | St. Louis Public Radio

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St.
— Read on news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-talking-all-things-city-county-merger-reps-better-together-municipal-league

Better Together website

Better Together is a group advocating for consolidation of services in St. Louis.

Their report can be accessed HERE