Boston Officers Out Of Surgery; Police Identify Slain Suspect

Boston Officers Out Of Surgery; Police Identify Slain Suspect   By Laura Crimaldi, Travis Andersen, Samantha J. Gross and Martha Schick October 13, 2016 Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. Evan said the two officers, one a 12-year …

Gunman Killed After Critically Wounding 2 Boston Cops

Gunman Killed After Critically Wounding 2 Boston Cops Steph Solis , USA TODAY October 13, 2016 Boston police shot and killed a man wearing body armor and wielding an assault rifle who critically injured two officers responding to a domestic disturbance call late Wednesday, according to Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans said the two officers — one a 28-year veteran and the other a 12-year …

Protest, Arrests Over Hartford Police Use-Of-Force Video

Black Lives Matter activists protested outside City Hall and blocked streets in Hartford, Connecticut in response to a police dash cam video released last week that depicts a case of possible excessive use of force. The video shows the aftermath of a car chase in June. Police Sergeant Sean Spell, who is white, appears to calmly stomp a Hispanic man …

L.A. Police Commission Approves Proposals To Increase Transparency, Training For How L.A.P.D. Officers Use Force

LAPD Police Commission Adopts New Use of Force Policies Despite Concerns of Chief and Officers’ Union October 16, 2016. A five-member civilian police commission, appointed by the mayor and empowered by the city charter, sets policy for the LAPD. Several months ago, the commission asked the city’s Inspector General to look into use of force and transparency policies at other …

Chicago Police Department Drafts New Use-Of-Force Policy; Seeks Public Input

Chicago Police Propose New Use-Of-Force Policies Aimed At Reducing Controversies By Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Dan Hinkel October 7, 2016 The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting down on the kinds of controversial uses of force that have plagued the city. The draft policies released Friday …

Best Practices: 97 Use of Force Policies

Best practices – A complete use of force policy data-base including policies of 97 of the largest police agencies in the U.S. MuckRock,  https://www.muckrock.com/,a non-profit collaborative news site conducts Freedom of Information Act searches to provide data base and other information, in collaboration with Campaign Zero (an activist organization concerned with police shootings) assembled a data base of use of force …

Terrence Sterling Shot and Killed by D.C. Officer Who Claims Sterling Intentionally Drove His Motorcycle Into Passenger Door of Cruiser as Officer was Exiting

Terrence Sterling, Motorcyclist Killed by D.C. Police. Dispute re: circumstances compounded by failure of officer who shot Sterling to activate his body cam; new policy announced requiring officers to confirm that that camera is on. Terrence Sterling, was shot and killed by a D.C. police officer, Brian Trainer, 27, who has been with the department for four years, on September 11, …

L.A. Police Commission Reverses Chief; Finds Unnecessary Force in Two Separate Shootings

September 20, 2016 Los Angeles Police Commission reverses chief, faults officers in two deadly shootings  The Los Angeles Police Commission, a civilian panel that oversees the LAPD, disagreeing with the conclusions of Police Chief Charlie Beck, ruled that LAPD officers violated deadly-force rules in two controversial shootings last year. In both cases, the commission determined that the officers could have and …

Protecting Whiteness

Protecting Whiteness White Phenotypic Racial Stereotypicality Reduces Police Use of Force Kimberly Barsamian Kahn1 Department of Psychology, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA. Email: kimbkahn@pdx.edu Phillip Atiba Goff Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Katherine Lee1 Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Diane …

Oakland Police, Stopping and Handcuffing Disproportionate Numbers of Blacks, Work To Restore Trust

Oakland Police, Stopping and Handcuffing Disproportionate Numbers of Blacks, Work To Restore Trust By Tom Jackman June 15, 2016 The relationship between a city and its police department is often defined on the streets, where citizens’ contacts with patrol officers leave lasting impacts. And in Oakland, Calif., a new study found that if you are African American and encounter a police …

This Study Found Race Matters in Police Shootings, but the Results May Surprise You

This Study Found Race Matters in Police Shootings, but the Results May Surprise You By Tom Jackman April 27, 2016 The conventional thinking about police-involved shootings, and some scientific research, has been that black suspects are more likely to be shot than white suspects because of an implicit racial bias among police officers. But now a new study has found exactly …

Across The Thin Blue Line: Police Officers and Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot.

Across The Thin Blue Line: Police Officers and Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot. Correll JI, Park B, Judd CM, Wittenbrink B, Sadler MS, Keesee T. 1Department of Psychology University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. jcorrell@uchicago.edu Abstract Police officers were compared with community members in terms of the speed and accuracy with which they made simulated decisions to …

18 STUDIES: DATA ABOUT POLICE AND RACIAL BIAS

WHAT THE DATA REALLY SAYS ABOUT POLICE AND RACIAL BIAS Eighteen academic studies, legal rulings, and media investigations shed light on the issue roiling America. From VANITY FAIR July 14, 2016 by Kia Makarechi As the nation reels from a series of high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police officers, many have decried the lack of readily available data on …