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Opening the Chicago Surveillance Fund

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is using its Narcotics asset forfeiture funds to purchase controversial surveillance equipment. Help Lucy Parsons Labs and MuckRock conduct an independent audit of this fund to find out how this forfeiture money is being spent. We need to find out what new surveillance technologies are being used in Chicago - one of the most heavily surveilled cities in the United States.

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From the Pentagon to the Police: The 1033 Project

As we saw in Ferguson, and most recently in Dallas and Baton Rouge, every day American police look less like a neighborhood watch and more like a paramilitary force. Here's how and why that happened.

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Use of Force Policy Project

As part of our collaboration with Campaign Zero, MuckRock requested use of force policies from the largest police departments in the country.

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The Weapons of Safety and Security in Massachusetts

Weapons are a ubiquitous tool for any police department in the United States. In Massachusetts, the choice of police weapons is delegated to the more than 340 individual police agencies within the state. What weapons have been chosen to provide safety and security to their operating areas?

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Cell Site Simulator Census

A nationwide census of cellphone surveillance equipment use and policy.

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New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency "unintended consequence" of police transparency bill

New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency “unintended consequence” of police transparency bill

A New York state senator blasted MuckRock’s latest transparency project to access police disciplinary records, calling it an “unintended consequence” of recent legislation designed to allow access to police disciplinary records.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: In pursuit of police records

This week’s FOIA roundup: In pursuit of police records

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.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Policing reform, law enforcement request strategies, and more

This week’s FOIA roundup: Policing reform, law enforcement request strategies, and more

Major changes in public records laws are being considered — and passed — after protests over the killing of George Floyd. Reporters share their favorite data, request ideas, and how you can open up your local law enforcement.

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What I Learned From Making Scores of Public Records Requests for Police Data

What I Learned From Making Scores of Public Records Requests for Police Data

The Trace dug into how police departments tracked criminal cases around the country. Here’s how their data can help you file more effective public records requests.

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MuckRock readers want to know: What drone use is going on in your area?

MuckRock readers want to know: What drone use is going on in your area?

MuckRock announced that it would be looking at the extent of drone use by municipalities, counties, and states throughout the country. Since then, individuals from Connecticut to California have responded to the call.

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No response from State Department in two years