Police Scorecard Project
This week’s FOIA roundup: FOIA arrives late and over budget, but still lots of stories to tell
Bullet trains and FOIA don’t often mix (snack cars aside) but this week’s FOIA roundup has inside details on California’s transportation dreams and much more, including police misconduct, legal misrepresentation, and more.
Buffalo judge denies police union attempt to block police disciplinary records
Complaints against Buffalo police officers and firefighters — regardless of whether they are unsubstantiated, pending, or involved in a confidential settlement — will remain subject to public disclosure, a New York judge ruled Tuesday.
The MuckRock/MisinfoCon Police Misinformation Tipsheet
Misinformation and disinformation originating from law enforcement sources, which has lately included Antifa raids, brick piles, poisoned milkshakes and more, has sparked considerable interest in the past few months. But journalists who cover the police say this is common — even the rule. Here’s what you need to know and how public records can help.
New York repealed Section 50-a last week. Now it’s time to get the records.
For almost fifty years, police disciplinary records in New York state have been kept confidential under the state’s Civil Law Section 50-a. That all changed last week, and now we’re working to make as many of these previously secret documents public as we can. Here’s how to follow along.
Police Misconduct Settlements in Santa Cruz 2019-present
Daniel Mayer sent this request to the Santa Cruz Police Department of Santa Cruz, CA