doj-civil-rights-division-investigation-of-the-ferguson-police-dept

DOJ Civil Rights Division Investigation of the Ferguson Police Dept.

REPORT SUMMARY Investigation reveals a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law. Notwithstanding our findings about Ferguson’s approach to law enforcement and the policing culture it creates, we found many Ferguson police officers and other City employees to be …

Building Communities of Trust - A Guidance for Community Leaders - DOJ, Homeland Security, & IACC

Building Communities of Trust: A Guidance for Community Leaders – DOJ, Homeland Security, & IACC

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Building Communities of Trust (BCOT) Initiative focuses on developing trust between law enforcement, fusion centers, and the communities they serve, particularly immigrant and minority communities, so that crime and terrorism can be addressed. This initiative has been administered primarily by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), a program that provides law enforcement with a capacity …

The Case for Procedural Justice  Fairness as a Crime Prevention Tool

The Case for Procedural Justice: Fairness as a Crime Prevention Tool

By Emily Gold, Deputy Director of Planning and Development at the Center for Court Innovation, In collaboration with Melissa Bradley, COPS Office, From Community Policing Dispatch, The e-newsletter of the COPS Office,  Volume 6,  Issue 9,| September 2013 Today’s criminal justice leaders have a number of promising and evidence-based practices to draw upon when implementing new public safety efforts. CompStat and …