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Report: LAPD used facial recognition nearly 30,000 times
September 24, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009 even while denying at times that it used the controversial technology at all, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.  ... read more »
Sheriff Signals Policy Changes, Watchdogs Worry
January 30, 2019
The data around the use of force is complicated because new reporting policies were instituted in 2013, which county officials have long said created a spike in reporting that wasn't reflective of a jump in actual force incidents. On top of that, mismatched systems for reporting different kinds of force and violence have created inconsistencies and unreliability in the numbers over time. ... read more »
Police Commission Wants Review of ‘Predictive Policing’ by Inspector General
July 27, 2018
Two groups that are frequently critical of the Los Angeles Police Department -- the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California -- frequently have members speak during the public comment section of commission meetings and offer their opinions, but were formally granted time Tuesday to outline their opposition to many of the department's programs that use data to impact policing efforts. ... read more »
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LA County Approves Plan to Register More Voters in Jail, on Probation
July 27, 2018
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying they were determined to counter misinformation that disenfranchises those would-be voters. ... read more »
 
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