MuckRock users have requested use of force policies from over 100 police departments in the country, including Lynn PD. In the wake of the recent shooting of Michael McInnis, we wanted to give you a chance to read the policy yourself.
Responding to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s request for aid, nearly 40 police and sheriff’s departments flocked to Standing Rock to participate in crowd control around the #NoDAPL protests. Recently released emails show that many relished the opportunity to test out the equipment and tactics that would be most effective in quelling future unrest in their own states.
For months, the North Charleston Police Department - whose tumultuous history is underscored by the declaration of a mistrial in the case of former officer Michael Slager - has been stonewalling records requests for data about civilian complaints and use of force incidents, requiring a $1,500 deposit before it will begin a search.
After release of embarrassing exchange, Baltimore Police make requesting emails more difficult - and expensive
After the release of an email exchange in which an officer mocked a teenage sexual assault victim, Baltimore Police Department appears to have changed their policies so that getting emails is a much more difficult - and prohibitively expensive - process.
Massachusetts agencies can get very creative when trying to avoid complying with public records requests, but some deny requests with such complete disregard for reality that it’s (almost) impressive. Enter the Braintree Police department.