Senate Bill 1293 would authorize spending $2 million on three one-year pilot projects of predictive policing software in urban and rural areas to generate predictions for various types of crime.
Former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, prostitution and other misconduct.
UC Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring, who has written an article on law enforcement officers’ killings of civilians, calls the lack of reliable statistics a scandal and is advocating for a national database of such deaths.
How misbehavior that used to result in a trip to the principal’s office is now leading to arrests, interrogations and criminal charges.
Tim Clemans was featured in a recent Reveal story about the challenges confronting law enforcement agencies as they rolled out body camera programs.
Lawmakers upbraided the Federal Air Marshal Service at a House oversight committee hearing for a raft of “outrageous and unacceptable” controversies among employees, but praised the director’s efforts to address the problems.
A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing is expected to address allegations that air marshals’ flights to protect commercial planes were changed to accommodate sexual trysts.
Reveal reporter Ali Winston discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s enhanced policy for cell-site simulators, surveillance technology that has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say the devices can capture data from private citizens not suspected of crimes.
The Los Angeles and Chicago police departments have acquired “dirt boxes” – military surveillance technology that can intercept data, calls and text messages from hundreds of cellphones simultaneously, as well as jam transmissions from a device.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.
Newly released FBI records reveal that activist Richard Masato Aoki, celebrated as a radical hero in the San Francisco Bay Area, covertly filed more than 500 reports with the bureau between 1961 and 1971 on a variety of activists and political groups.
The defense strategy in the 2013 shooting of an Oakland, California, officer could test whether police have the right to scoop up thousands of cellphone records using a controversial surveillance device without seeking court approval.
While firearms training is meant to keep both the police and the public safe, it actually poses a hazard to the officers themselves. For over a year, The Seattle Times has been investigating how people shooting at dirty gun ranges across the U.S. have suffered health problems from lead poisoning.