The Baltimore City Police Department held a public planning session to get input from community members as the department moves towards online posting of civilian complaints, use-of-force, and certain disciplinary data.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
“We know in order to become more transparent police department, there is a lot of hard work behind that, and that involves data,” Davis said. “What do we know within our organization that the community wants to know — and deserves to know — that will help foster a better relationship and more understanding with the community?”
The Baltimore Sun wrote about civilian complaint data from a public information request it filed with the police earlier this year. It found deficiencies in internal investigations that led to most of the complaints being closed without conclusion.
Police have announced several reforms inside its internal accountability group, including more investigators and supervisors and better data tracking.
Police said they want to open the access to certain discipline and use-of-force data to residents on a regular basis. Experts say monitoring complaints, force events and other incidents in an officer’s history can help prevent future problems.
For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.