The Denver Police Department is rewriting its use-of-force policy to align it with the community’s changing expectations for how officers handle volatile situations and to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts.
At its October 2016 meeting, the Council took the following actions concerning project drafts
The Brennan Center for Justice and the Policing Project teamed up to host policing experts at a day-long conference, Policing and Accountability in the Digital Age, at NYU Law. The series of panels discussed the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid advances in policing technology. Videos of the sessions are now available.
Policing project Adviser Sherrilyn Ifill joined civil rights activist DeRay McKesson and Google’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, for a Google Zeitgeist event on policing tactics, systemic racism, changing policy and Campaign Zero.
On Tuesday, September 20, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the act of fleeing from police is not enough evidence that a person is suspicious, particularly if the person is a black man.
The fight over how to govern the police has become the most controversial legal topic in American politics, yet American lawyers are often are unprepared to participate in the debate.
Governor Pat McCrory just signed into law House Bill 972, which prohibits the public disclosure of police officer camera recordings. If you happen to be in the video or audio recording, you can request the file, but that request can be denied.