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New Developments in Police Accountability

  • LAPD Inspector General Issues Report on LAPD Compliance with National “Best Practices” Friday May 26, 2017 The Inspector General for the Los Angeles Police Commission on May 2, 2017 issued a report on the Los Angeles Police Department's compliance with nationally recognized "best practices" related to police accountability and police professionalism. The subjects covered in the report include Procedural Justice, Bias-Free Policing, Transparency and Accountability, the Collection and Reporting of Data on ... READ MORE
  • Police Leaders Group Issues Progressive Agenda for Crime and Criminal Justice Monday February 27, 2017 Law Enforcement Leaders, a group of over 200 current and former police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors  and attorneys general, representing all fifty states issued a progressive report on Fighting Crime and Strengthening Criminal Justice in early February 2017. The report's agenda includes prioritizing agency resources to combat violent crime, reducing unnecessary incarceration, increasing mental health and ... READ MORE
  • “Consensus” Use of Force Policy by 11 Police Groups Takes Two Steps Backwards, Two Steps Forward Wednesday January 18, 2017 A National Consensus Policy on Use of Force, signed by 11 police leadership groups on January 17, 2017 took two steps backwards and two steps forward. The two steps backwards involve the policies on warning shots and shots at moving vehicles. The warning shot policy does include some limitations ("use of deadly force is justified;" "will ... READ MORE
  • DOJ Enters Consent Decree with Baltimore, Files Finding Letter on Chicago Friday January 13, 2017 Rushing to complete major investigations of police departments before the advent of the Trump administration, the Justice Department signed a Consent Decree with Baltimore on Wednesday, January 12 and issued its Findings Letter on the Chicago Police Department on January 13th. Read the Baltimore Consent Decree here: Baltimore ConsentDecree 2017 And the Chicago Findings Letter here: ChicagoFindings2017 READ MORE
  • NACOLE Releases Two Reports on the Current Status of Citizen Oversight of the Police Tuesday January 10, 2017 The National Association for Citizen Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) released two reports on the current status of citizen oversight of the police in the U.S. today. The two reports are the most thorough assessments of citizen oversight available. Funded by the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Justice Department, the two reports cover ... READ MORE