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Barriers to Identifying Police Misconduct – A Series on Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. This report focuses on recommendations 1-4 made by the CPCA, which speak to provisions in the contracts that make it difficult to identify police misconduct.

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Conditions That Make Lying Easy – A Series on Police Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. The focus of this report is on recommendations 5 and 6, which speak to provisions in the contracts that enable collusion and make it easier for officers to lie about misconduct.

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Requirements that Evidence of Misconduct be Ignored or Destroyed – A Series on Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. The focus of this report is on recommendations 7, 8 and 9, which speak to the provisions in the contracts that require officials to ignore or destroy evidence of officer misconduct.

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Barriers to Investigating Police Misconduct – A Series on Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. The focus of this report is on recommendations 10-13 which speak to provisions in the contracts that make it difficult to investigate and be transparent about police misconduct.

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Statistical Transparency of Policing Report Per House Bill 2355 (2017)

Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

House Bill 2355 (2017) mandated that by 2021, all Oregon law enforcement agencies must submit data regarding officer initiated traffic and pedestrian stops to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, so the Commission could analyze the submitted data for evidence of racial or ethnic disparities on an annual basis. To do this, the Commission, the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) created the Oregon Statistical Transparency of Policing (STOP) Program. This is the first annual report to the Oregon Legislature by the STOP Program examining data received.

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Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community

Matthew Desmond (Harvard), Andrew V. Papachristos (Yale), David S. Kirk (University of Oxford)

High-profile cases of police violence — disproportionately experienced by black men — may present a serious threat to public safety if they lower citizen crime reporting. This report analyzes how one of Milwaukee’s most publicized cases of police violence against an unarmed black man, the beating of Frank Jude, affected police-related 911 calls, and found that residents of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, especially residents of Black neighborhoods, were far less likely to report crime after Jude’s beating was broadcast. The effect lasted for over a year and resulted in a total net loss of approximately 22,200 calls for service. Other local and national cases of police violence against unarmed black men also had a significant impact on citizen crime reporting in Milwaukee. Police misconduct can powerfully suppress one of the most basic forms of civic engagement: calling 911 for matters of personal and public safety.

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She Safe We Safe Black Queer Feminist Curriculum Toolkit

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)

This toolkit is a part of BYP100’s She Safe, We Safe campaign. This toolkit can be used for political education and for guiding informal learning. It includes sample agendas and facilitation guides, readings, podcasts, and guiding questions for those included resources. All of the content was created through a Black Queer Feminist lens and centers the fight to end gender and state violence against Black people at the margins of society.

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Race Discrimination on the Prince George’s Police Force – Thinking Freely Podcast

ACLU of Maryland

For this Black History Month, podcast hosts sat down with an African American officer, Lieutenant Sonya Zollicoffer, second vice president of the United Black Police Officers Association, and with a Latino officer Retired Captain Joe Perez, president of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association. They talk about why they and over 10 other Officers of Color decided to file a lawsuit against Prince George’s County Police Department challenging the department’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct.

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Stop and Frisk Redux: Analysis of Racial Bias in New York City

Abraham Gutman

With the rise of violent crime in the 1990s the New York City Police Department (NYPD) turned to proactive policing practices. Perhaps the most known of these practices is Stop, Question, and Frisk, known as Stop and Frisk. The practice had a disparate impact on the black and Hispanic community of New York City as the two groups represent more than 80% of all stops. Results of data analysis in this report lead to the conclusion that Stop and Frisk is an uneven policing practice that carries racial bias.

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