In recent weeks, our founder Barry Friedman pinned an op-ed for The New York Times following the United States v. Carpenter decision and spoke with reporters on policing technologies including drones, licences plate readers and facial recognition software.
Yesterday, at the Tampa Citizens Review Board (“CRB”) monthly meeting, the Policing Project at New York University School of Law released its report summarizing the results of the CRB community survey on the practices and performance of the Tampa Police Department (“TPD”).
The results from the survey highlighted issues of importance to the Tampa community. Having a more thorough understanding of the community’s priorities and concerns around policing will help shape the CRB’s focus and lead to recommendations for policy changes, where appropriate. Full results are available on the Policing Project’s website, www.PolicingProject.org/tampa.
Today the Los Angeles Police Commission approved a new policy requiring the LAPD to release video footage of officer-involved shootings and other critical incidents within 45 days, unless there are extenuating circumstances that require delaying release. The change in policy comes in response to a report released by the Policing Project in September of last year, which showed broad public support for making video public in the interest of transparency and community trust.