Policing Accountability - Assignments for the Public

MuckRock offers a number of ways to help the public learn more about local law enforcement. Add your city to the Assignments below, and we'll submit public records requests to learn more.

ACCESS AND TRANSPARENCY

Is your local PD citing COVID-19 to deny transparency? Let us know.

FORCE AND VIOLENCE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

If an officer is accused of domestic violence, can he or she stay a cop?

USE OF FORCE

What’s your police department’s policy on using chokeholds, TASERs, and deadly force?

POLICE SETTLEMENTS

How much is being spent to settle police misconduct?

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

DRONES

Is your local government using drones?

FACIAL RECOGNITION

Does your local police department have access to facial recognition?

ROBOCOPS

Have you seen a RoboCop in your neighborhood?

UNMARKED VEHICLES

Does “literally every police department” own unmarked vehicles?

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