Can Good Data Improve Policing and Prevent Excessive Force?

Government Technology: Police departments have faced increasing scrutiny over the last decade, with public criticism reaching a peak after a Minneapolis police officer brutally killed George Floyd while he was in custody last year. How should law enforcement agencies encourage better police work? Durham, N.C., intends to answer this question with a data system that will inform supervisors about officers who exemplify best community practices or display warning signs of inappropriate conduct.

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