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Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints, more commonly known as chokeholds....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the Madison Police Department from obtaining certain items from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033, including tear gas, bayonets, grenade launchers, explosives, etc. Under this ordinance MPD is prohibited from using any individual item valued over...

Type Ordinance
Year 20201
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Brookfield Police Department
Policy Areas Public Safety
This Use of Force policy requires the Brookfield Police Department to abide by Campaign Zero's "8 Can't Wait" recommendations. This requires officers to warn before shooting, de-escalate situations, intervene when other officers are using excessive force, report all incidents of force,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Common Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This proposed resolution requests a study of alternatives to the use of tear gas by the Madison Police Department (MPD). Upon receiving this study from the MPD, the Madison Common Council will review the findings, with careful attention to available de-escalation alternatives, and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Virginia
Source Charlottesville City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This resolution prohibits the Charlottesville Police Department from acquiring weapons from the United States armed forces. It also prohibits them from receiving military-style or "warrior" training by the United States armed forces, a foreign military or police, or any private company....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to nationwide calls for police reform, this report analyzes how the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has altered their practices and conduct. It also compares the MPD to peer cities with regard to key protocols, practices, and policies. The reforms highlighted focus on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, National, State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This report outlines the potential benefits and harms of decriminalizing consensual sex work. In particular, it analyzes how the decriminalization of sex work impacts safety, health, financial stability, and human trafficking. It finds that full decriminalization would result in improved...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Democracy depends on the public’s right to know what its government is doing so it can hold officials accountable. California voters recognized the fundamental importance of public access to documents by enshrining the right of access in the state constitution. But the right of access...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Campaign Zero
Policy Areas Public Safety, Data & Technology
Body cameras are rapidly becoming the norm in communities across the country. Campaign Zero reviewed available police department body camera policies from the largest 30 cities in America to determine whether this new technology is being implemented in ways that ensure accountability...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Many transit agencies apply an overly punitive approach to minor transgressions. For example, this report argues that current methods of fare enforcement are too harsh. Fare evasion should be decriminalized, and the penalties should be made proportional to the severity of offense....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
This report addresses the broad problem of accountability within the San Francisco Police Department and outlines changes that can be made to build more effective systems of accountability. These changes include adopting stronger whistleblower protections, mandating compliance with...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
In 2000, the Seattle City Council passed legislation that requires police officers to wear unobscured name tags that display an officer’s first initial and last name. This ordinance amends the Seattle Municipal Code by prohibiting officers from using a mourning band to cover the serial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center on Privacy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Face recognition is the automated process of comparing two images of faces to determine whether they represent the same individual. Across the country, law enforcement performs face identification to identify individuals who refuse to identify themselves, compare mugshots against...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Tampa Police Department
Policy Areas Public Safety
This policy imposes restrictions on the Tampa Police Department's authorized use of deadly force. Before resorting to the use of deadly force, an officer must have reasonable belief that the situation falls within the deadly force policy; exercise every possible caution; exhaust all...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This initiative establishes an office of the inspector general for the NYPD, which would serve as an independent investigatory unit for police misconduct. The initiative prohibits the Inspector General from being a member of the NYPD and makes the office independent from the mayor's...

Type Model Law
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Campaign Zero
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
Recognizing that systemic change can only be achieved through comprehensive action, Campaign Zero provides a model use of force policy to help reduce police violence in America. Among these, the policies that govern how and when officers are allowed to use force against civilians...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This initiative prohibits bias-based profiling by officers, which includes using certain personal factors such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, or other defined characteristics as a basis of suspicion for unlawful...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Public Safety
An increasing number of people are dying in incidents involving the use of tasers by law enforcement. In spite of these rising fatalities, few police departments regulate the number of times officers may use a taser on an individual or provide sufficient training on appropriate taser...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Community Justice Exchange
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
Activists, organizers, and reformers often demand transparency from the criminal legal system because of the harm the system inflicts behind closed doors—particularly upon Black and Brown, poor, LGBTQ, and immigrant communities. For organizers working to dismantle the criminal legal...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance bans City departments from owning, purchasing, renting, or using crowd control weapons. “Crowd control weapons” consist of kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, acoustic weapons, water cannons, or any device used to control crowds by causing pain or discomfort....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
Police officers are authorized to use force in the line of duty to protect the public they serve. However, inappropriate use of this authority can erode trust between the police and the public and undermine the core mandate of the police to “protect and serve.” Between 2001 and 2016,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California, Oregon
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Incidents of harassment, crime, and violence on or near mass transit compromise riders’ safety, degrade their experience, and reduce utilization. Historically, transit agencies have sought to use a police presence to create a sense of safety and security. While police help reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Public Safety
Evidence shows that young people achieve better life outcomes and are less likely to commit future crimes when kept out of juvenile court and detention facilities. This brief highlights case studies in which cities have diverted youth away from the juvenile justice system through...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report addresses how current transit practices can marginalize groups of people. For example, fare structures make transit unaffordable to people with low incomes, policing brutalizes and discriminates against Black and brown riders, infrastructure is inaccessible to people with...

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