In the days after Floyd’s death, then-Chief of Police Erika Shields became a visible law enforcement supporter of protestors. Then the Atlanta Police Department created its own reason for national outcry.
On June 5, MuckRock began an Assignment to help begin to better understand how use of force policies and data are being tracked by local law enforcement agencies. We’ve had nearly 100 submissions from all over the country, but you can still add yours.
This week’s FOIA round-up: DMVs selling out the public, cop fails cocaine-or-bird-poop test, and a Providence bike fight
A star quarterback’s career almost cut short over a case of fecal misidentification, a questionable profit center for departments of motor vehicles, and the citizen gripes behind a brewing Rhode Island bike war. All in a week’s work for public records.
MuckRock recently learned about Huntington Park, California’s “RoboCop.” Help us learn if your local police are looking to purchase a new robo-officer.
Huntington Park’s new “RoboCop” stores pedestrians’ faces, scans license plates, and costs $8,000 a month to run
Back in June, the Huntington Park Police Department in California announced the newest addition to the force: A 400-pound security robot dubbed “HP RoboCop.” According to recently released materials, the agency is paying $8,000 a month for the robot, which has several previously unreported features, such as facial and license plate recognition.
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