Access to data about policing has become the subject of increased advocacy and police misconduct data has become increasingly available in the United States, leading to a growing cottage industry that has arisen around collecting, analyzing, and publicizing information about policing.
Police Violence Tag
WITNESS signs on to a statement from alternative media outlets across the Americas about the ongoing protests and state violence in Peru.
18 May Announcing The People’s Database for Community-based Police Accountability: A Berkeley Copwatch + WITNESS initiativeNews and Events |
WITNESS and Berkeley Copwatch are excited to announce the release of a new set of tools and guidance to support community-based police accountability groups in collecting, organizing and storing documentation of police encounters.
19 Dec Videos Force Governor to Acknowledge Police Responsibility in Massacre of Nine people in São PauloNews and Events | WITNESS
State governor João Dória originally defended the police’s actions, but the images captured by eyewitnesses have since forced him to change his story.
WITNESS’ “Profiling the Police” project won a 2019 Shorty Awards Audience Honor and was a Finalist in the Social activism category.
27 Dec WITNESS Joins Over 100 Families and Organizations Calling to Repeal NY Police Secrecy Law 50-aNews and Events, Press | matisse
We joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and over 100 organizations and family members of people killed by the police in New York to call for a full repeal of law 50-a.
Crime and Punishment tells the story of the NYPD12, a group of officers suing the department over instituting arrest and summons quotas that target black and brown communities.
Our U.S. Program Manager Jackie Zammuto spoke to the publication about how the intersection of policing and technology can be problematic.
Our project investigates how video and open source data gathered by local groups can help corroborate incidents of abuse and help communities tell their own stories.