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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.
A bystander to alleged misconduct accused Denver Police of illegally seizing videotape he shot of a violent arrest. When his tablet was returned, he claimed the video file was missing, but he later retrieved it from an electronic Cloud. When FOX31 Denver’s investigative team began unraveling discrepancies between what officers wrote in their excessive force reports – and what was on videotape.
After an open records battle that lasted for more than three years, the Express-News obtained a database of 6,400 use-of-force reports from the San Antonio Police Department. The records, which SAPD tried to keep secret for years, revealed that officers had a higher rate of force than other jurisdictions and were more likely to use force against minorities.