State Policies on Release of Police Videos

State Policies on Release of Police Videos – States Have Been Rushing To Catch Up With the Widespread Use of Police Body Cameras by Passing Laws That Govern When and How Footage Can Be Released To the Public Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard August 2016 The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has compiled current laws re: body camera … Read More

L.A. Police Commission Approves Proposals To Increase Transparency, Training For How L.A.P.D. Officers Use Force

LAPD Police Commission Adopts New Use of Force Policies Despite Concerns of Chief and Officers’ Union October 16, 2016. A five-member civilian police commission, appointed by the mayor and empowered by the city charter, sets policy for the LAPD. Several months ago, the commission asked the city’s Inspector General to look into use of force and transparency policies at other … Read More

Chicago Police Department Drafts New Use-Of-Force Policy; Seeks Public Input

Chicago Police Propose New Use-Of-Force Policies Aimed At Reducing Controversies By Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Dan Hinkel October 7, 2016 The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting down on the kinds of controversial uses of force that have plagued the city. The draft policies released Friday … Read More

Best Practices: 97 Use of Force Policies

Best practices – A complete use of force policy data-base including policies of 97 of the largest police agencies in the U.S. MuckRock,,a non-profit collaborative news site conducts Freedom of Information Act searches to provide data base and other information, in collaboration with Campaign Zero (an activist organization concerned with police shootings) assembled a data base of use of force … Read More