Data Transparency

Establishing Best Practices for Stop Data Collection

Few controversies in policing are as fraught as the use of Terry stops—temporary detentions made by officers upon reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, often accompanied by protective pat-down searches known as “frisks.” Studies have shown that racial minorities are disproportionately targeted for Terry stops, raising concerns about [...]

Policing Project to Assist LA: When to Release Body Camera Footage

The Los Angeles Police Commission has asked the Policing Project to run a community-wide engagement over one of the more complicated questions about body cameras: when to release footage after an officer-involved shooting.

Prompted in part by officer-involved shootings and other uses of force that captured [...]  

Policing Project Calls on DOJ for More Comprehensive and Accurate Data on Arrest-Related Deaths

In the last several years, a string of high-profile police shootings of unarmed civilians — primarily black men — has attracted national attention, including in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But the federal government continues to have problems collecting complete and accurate data on these shootings, mainly because [...]

Panelists Tackle the Tough Questions around Policing and Accountability in the Digital Age

The Policing Project and the Brennan Center for Justice co-hosted “Policing and Accountability in the Digital Age” on September 15th, a conference that addresses the challenges and benefits of rapid advances in policing technologies.  A cohort of academics, law enforcement leaders, activists, and journalists tackled difficult [...]  

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