The Force Report

Number 27993
Subject Police
Source NJ Advance Media
State New Jersey
Year 2018
Publication Date
Summary A 16-month investigation by NJ Advance Media that found New Jersey's system for tracking police force is broken, with no statewide collection or analysis of data, little oversight by state officials and no standard practices among local departments. Two decades ago, officials envisioned a centralized database that would flag dangerous cops, preventing unnecessary injuries and costly excessive force lawsuits. But that database was never created. So we built it.
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Keywords force reports, New Jersey, dangerous cops, unnecessary injury, force lawsuits
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