The American Law Institute is making the Sections of Principles of the Law, Policing that are approved by both ALI Council and membership available for free download. These Sections were presented in drafts at the 2017 and 2019 Annual Meetings.
Several law school faculty, each of whom runs or is associated with a center devoted to the practice of policing and the criminal justice system, released the report “Changing the Law to Change Policing: First Steps” to address enduring problems in American policing.
New York Attorney General Leticia James announced the appointment of Barry Friedman and Loretta Lynch as special advisors to help guide and support her investigation into the recent interactions between NYPD and the general public.
On Thursday, June 11, Minnesota Law is hosting a free webinar on “Policing, Racism, and the Law,” which will feature discussion on current issues surrounding policing policy and racial injustice.
At ALI’s 2017 Annual Meeting, the Use of Force chapter from ALI’s Principles of the Law, Policing project was approved. This Chapter contains best practices for police departments to follow concerning use of force in officers’ interactions with the public.
Several jurisdictions are using facial recognition to aid law enforcement—from helping identify suspects and witnesses, to locating missing children. At the same time, other jurisdictions have banned facial recognition outright, fearing the potential for abuse of such technologies, and warning of the severe invasion of privacy posed by such systems.
2019 Report of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications
The Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications (Task Force) was created, in part, in response to the scientific developments in the field of eyewitness identification and the recognition that courts had begun to apply these developments in criminal cases.
The Brennan Center for Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund are holding a symposium on “Policing Race and Technology” on Dec. 3, 2019. The symposim aims to center the racial justice issues raised by modern surveillance technologies such as facial recognition, predictive policing, and social media monitoring tools.
On Oct. 28, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release announcing a pilot program that will allow federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants, or other planned arrest operations, and during the execution of search warrants.
In a new report produced by the Policing Project, the Axon AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board is calling for increased regulation of Automated License Plate Readers by both private and public actors in response to Axon Enterprise Inc.’s announcement of its intention to enter the ALPR market.