At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years

At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years

At least 12 New York state police departments claim to have no records of officer misconduct from the past 50 years, according to responses to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.

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FOIA Roundup: Cities pass more police transparency measures

FOIA Roundup: Cities pass more police transparency measures

As protests for police accountability and reform continue, transparency changes are already taking place in cities across America — even as public records show emerging new challenges.

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Release Notes: Testing a more flexible crowdsourcing system to tackle COVID-19 questions

Release Notes: Testing a more flexible crowdsourcing system to tackle COVID-19 questions

We’ve loved seeing the creative ways users have used our Assignments crowdsourcing tools, from digging through documents to building petitions. Now, to help newsrooms quickly gather answers to big questions, we’ve created an experimental spinoff of Assignments designed to help organize volunteers in gathering and label large amounts of data no matter where it may live.

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New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency "unintended consequence" of police transparency bill

New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency “unintended consequence” of police transparency bill

A New York state senator blasted MuckRock’s latest transparency project to access police disciplinary records, calling it an “unintended consequence” of recent legislation designed to allow access to police disciplinary records.

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FOIA Roundup: Avenues to accountability in the age of COVID-19

FOIA Roundup: Avenues to accountability in the age of COVID-19

We’re offering a free training session and plenty of ways to demand transparency in the midst of a pandemic and the movement for police accountability.

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