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Policing Project drafts innovative new use of force policy for Camden

Policing Project drafts innovative new use of force policy for Camden

Today, the Camden County Police Department announced adoption of its innovative, revised use of force policy drafted with the help of the Policing Project. The new policy — vetted and revised with the ACLU of New Jersey — is one of the most progressive use of force policies in the nation.

Policing Project Leadership Speaks Out On NYPD BodyCam Project

After the NYPD released its new body camera policy, fashioned with public input gathered by the Policing Project, a number of individuals and groups spoke out.  They were pleased with the process but concerned that the NYPD did not follow public opinion more [...]

Policing Project’s Public Engagement Process Results in New NYPD Body Camera Policy

The NYPD has released its new body camera policy, responding to public comments solicited through a process run by the Policing Project.  The policy will apply to a 1,000-camera pilot project scheduled to begin later this spring.  During the summer of 2016, the Policing Project reached [...]

LA Times Endorses Policing Project and LA Police Commission Body Cam Project

In a strong editorial the LA Times praised the LA Police Commission – with whom the Policing Project is partnering – for seeking public input on the difficult question of whether and when to release body camera video after an officer involved shooting. On the [...]

Policing Project Testifies Before Civil Rights Panel

On Tuesday, March 21, Policing Project Deputy Director Maria Ponomarenko testified before the New York Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  She discussed the need for “front-end” democratic accountability around policing, and discussed the Policing Project’s efforts in this regard.  She also emphasized the [...]  

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 [...]  

Democratic Policing Students Vet Ideas Before Law Enforcement Officials

Students in NYU Law’s Democratic Policing seminar recently had the opportunity to do something rare:  try out their ideas for policing policies before panels of law-enforcement officials who bear the day-to-day responsibility of putting such ideas into action.

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