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New Developments in Police Accountability

  • NYPD Embarks on Major New Initiative on Officer Performance Evaluations Monday November 13, 2017 The New York City Police Department in October 2017 embarked on a major new initiative for performance evaluations of its officers. The new policy, recommended  on October 20, 2017 by Peter Zimroth, Monitor for the 2013 settlement of the Floyd stop and frisk case, involves qualitative rather than quantitative measures of officer performance. Zimroth explained in ... READ MORE
  • Seattle City Auditor Calls for Evaluations of City’s Three Forms of Police Oversight Friday October 13, 2017 The Seattle City Auditor's Office issued a report on October 5, 2017 calling for evaluations of Seattle's new system of three oversight agencies for the Seattle Police Department. A May 2017 ordinance finished the process of creating the three agencies. No other city or county in the U.S. has three police oversight agencies. (1) The ... READ MORE
  • Inspector General Exposes Chicago Police Overtime Abuses Friday October 13, 2017 A report by the new Inspector General for the Chicago Police Department, issued on October 3, 2017, exposed massive waste and abuses in overtime by Chicago police officers. Between 2011 and 2016, overtime expenditures by the department rose from $42,167,958 to $146,024,259. The report identified several administrative failures that contribute to the enormous waste of ... READ MORE
  • 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