A New Report Card for California’s Police Fails Most Departments

Route Fifty: With file cabinets full of unsolved murders, hundreds of open civilian complaints about officers using force, and arrest reports that skew more towards misdemeanors than violent crimes, most police departments failed on metrics measured by a new evaluation by a criminal justice advocacy group.

The newly released “Police Scorecard” is a ranking of California’s hundred largest cities on their police use of force, both lethal and nonlethal, their accountability to public complaints, and the amount of time spent on low-level arrests compared to investigations of violent crime.

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