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.
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 [...]
Taxpayers pay a high price for police misconduct. Between 2010 and 2014, the ten cities with the largest police departments spent a total of $1.4 billion to resolve misconduct cases. The Chicago Police Department (CPD)—subject to a run of recent troubling stories involving [...]