More than a thousand MuckRock readers have let us know that they want more transparency around how their local law enforcement agency does its job.
Whether these police departments have known issues or are positive contributors to the community, having access to information about their operations can help the public they serve to better understand and participate in conversations about funding, policy, and oversight.
To help facilitate the exchange of information between city residents and the government, MuckRock has been using our Assignment feature to collect suggestions from our audience. These Assignments are interested in a few different angles of police accountability, including:
The response from our audience has been awesome.
We’ve received 1,631 submissions from our audience across our policing-related Assignments, and we’re excited to continue to help our audience expand the effort. You can help by adding your city to one of the cities on our project page.
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