Retired federal magistrate judge Arlander Keys finds that 90 percent of Chicago police stops in the first half of 2016 were
good stops.” Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than whites to be subjected to “bad stops,” in which officers failed to articulate a legal reason for stopping someone.
ByAnita Chabria, Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese/Sacramento Bee |
A suburb of California’s capital is the newest addition to the national debate over officer-involved shootings. According to the Sacramento Bee, the community of Citrus Heights leads the state in the per capita rate of civilians killed by cops, adding to concerns that smaller jurisdictions around the nation cannot or will not pursue greater oversight of their police forces.
Among other things, officers failed to notice incriminating damage on a car used to run over the homicide victim. After voting to convict the victim’s wife of murder, jurors criticized the police investigation as “inadequate and a disservice to the citizens of Cleveland.”
The New York Police Department’s new training program teaches recruits that they don’t always have to make an arrest to enforce public order. In his second article in a series, TCR’s Isidoro Rodriguez follows two recruits as they tackle a grueling—and eye-opening—regimen that mixes military-style discipline with lessons that “de-emphasize confrontation.”
Nearly three years after it happened, the Albuquerque killing of Mary Hawkes by a police officer has become a cautionary tale about the potential of new technology to obscure rather than illuminate, especially in situations when police control what is recorded and shown to the public, the Washington Post reports.
Confronted with people clearly in need of treatment and social services, law enforcement officers need a way to respond, because they know they’ll see them again. A new approach gaining traction across the country offers “a public health approach to better public safety.”
Forcible-entry raids to serve narcotics warrants have led to avoidable deaths, gruesome injuries, demolished property, enduring trauma, and multimillion-dollar legal settlements at taxpayer expense, a New York Times investigation finds.
Shawn Anderson becomes fourth law enforcement officer to be killed in the Baton Rouge area in eight months. The father of a deputy wounded last July says elected “soft on crime” officials are not supporting law enforcement enough.