police databases

California launches portal for local police to compile, report use of force data


The state's Department of Justice is hoping to build the first statewide database detailing violent encounters between police and civilians.

Nonprofit sues Chicago agency over police data release dispute


Thanks to a claim that a database of police calls for service contains sensitive information from the city's software provider, the Chicago Justice Project is heading to court.

N.J. bill would move state toward automated criminal justice data sharing system


State Sen. Linda Greenstein is hoping to get New Jersey's law enforcement agencies sharing their data with each other and the feds.

Bill to change how California police manage gang databases inches toward vote


Legislation aimed at addressing a number of concerns about the law enforcement databases from civil rights groups is gaining steam.