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Forty percent of police families deal with domestic violence compared to 25 percent of the general population, and getting out hands on the records that detail these abuses is proving to be expensive. Here’s how you can help.
Wisconsin State Patrol policies regarding domestic violence extend the law all the way to the womb, where the unborn children of Wisconsin women may be at risk.
Changes to the Massachusetts Public Records Law went into effect in January 2017, but much like the old version of the law, the new rules are only as effective as those charged with enforcing it will allow it to be. MuckRock is launching a newsletter to keep residents and journalists informed about the various public record request debacles requesters run up against.
New Jersey State Police releases policies regarding officer domestic violence, but no details on enforcement
Out of 50 state police departments whose domestic violence response policies were requested, only the New Jersey State Police released their policy pertaining to domestic violence incidents involving police officers. However, after nearly a year of waiting, the NJSP have still yet to release docs detailing how many officers have been accused, what they’ve been accused of, and whether or not they are still employed.
After flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused chemical fires at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas local officials tried to downplay the explosions, as well as the noxious nature of the plume of smoke coming from the facility - even after ten deputies were sent to the hospital after inhaling it. Just a few months prior, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt nixed new safety regulations for chemical plants, thanks to the support of Texas lawmakers and Governor Greg Abbott.
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|Charleston County Sheriff: Civilian Complaints||Fix Required||Charleston County Sheriff's Office||Charleston County, SC|
|Post Officer Involved Shooting Prtocol||Completed||Georgia Department of Public Safety||Georgia|
|Georgia State Patrol Roster||Completed||Georgia Department of Public Safety||Georgia|
|Police Domestic Violence Docs (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)||Fix Required||Carroll County Sheriff||Carroll County, GA|
|Police Domestic Violence Docs||Fix Required||Dallas Police Department||Dallas, TX|
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|State Police & ICE Coordination (New Jersey State Police)||Completed||New Jersey State Police||New Jersey|
|New Bedford City Council||Completed||New Bedford City Clerk||New Bedford, MA|
|NCPD Rosters||Completed||North Charleston Police Department||North Charleston, SC|
|State Police & ICE Coordination (Department of Public Safety)||Completed||Department of Public Safety||Arizona|
|Spy Plane Over DPRK (CIA)||Completed||Central Intelligence Agency||United States of America|