Five hundred people have requested local police settlement data. Here’s where and how you can join them.
Over 500 volunteers have sent in suggestions to our MuckRock Assignment asking to submit local police departments as candidates for more transparency around the money spent by police departments to settle or battle lawsuits.
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.
In this week’s roundup, a look at policing transparency efforts around the country, as well as ways that you can help bring transparency to your own community.
Almost 800 readers signed the Center for Public Integrity’s letter demanding the release of emails related to President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine.
Police Surveillance: Facial Recognition in Your Backyard is a joint project between MuckRock and Open the Government to investigate the adoption of facial recognition technology nationwide.