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Surveillance Policy Making by Procurement

Catherine Crump (University of California, Berkeley, School of Law)

In an age of heightened concern about the militarization of local police and surveillance technology, how do local law enforcement agencies obtain cutting edge and potentially intrusive surveillance equipment without elected leaders and the general public realizing it? The answer lies in the process of federal procurement, through which the federal government, often in the name of combatting terrorism, funnels billions of dollars to local law enforcement agencies that can then be used to purchase surveillance equipment. This report is the first to comprehensively consider the intersection of procurement and local surveillance policy making. Using case studies from Seattle, Oakland, and San Diego, it exposes the practice of surveillance policy making by procurement.

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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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Portland Police Bureau Strategic Insights Report

Coraggio Group

This report is a summary of the data collection and outreach efforts conducted on behalf of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to gather community and PPB insights in preparation for the creation of PPB’s strategic plan. The purpose of this outreach was to assess the Portland community’s and PPB staff’s perception of the current state of policing in Portland and help determine the priorities that these groups would like to see emphasized over the next five years.

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“Confronting Black Boxes: A Shadow Report of the New York City Automated Decision System Task Force”

AI Now Institute – New York University

In 2017, New York City became the first US jurisdiction to create a task force to come up with recommendations for government use of Automated decision systems (ADS). This report is a community powered shadow report that provides a comprehensive record of what happened during the Task Force’s review process and offers other municipalities and governments robust recommendations based on collective experience and current research insights on government use of ADS.

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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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