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Police Scorecard Project

Collecting data on police use of force, shootings, civilian complaints outcomes and other outcomes from the nation's largest police departments.

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Were you treated unjustly by police in New York? Are you a former officer with a story to tell? We want to hear from you.

A team of investigative reporters working with New York Focus and MuckRock would like to hear from New Yorkers across the state about their experiences with law enforcement.

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Behind the Badge: In New York City Homeless Shelters, the Same ‘Peace Officers’ Abuse Residents

Previously unreleased disciplinary files expose officers who beat, slap, and pepper spray the residents they’re supposed to protect. Most are back at work within a month.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: FOIA arrives late and over budget, but still lots of stories to tell

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.

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Buffalo judge denies police union attempt to block police disciplinary records

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.

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The MuckRock/MisinfoCon Police Misinformation Tipsheet

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.

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