First reports indicate that the collection and analysis of crime and police force data are a part of the consent decree announced today between the City of Cleveland’s police department and the United States Department of Justice. With the civic hackathon Fix 216 at the end of this week focused on related data and a national day of civic hacking next week, this news is welcome, timely and full of potential for community collaboration. Here’s the full consent decree and we’ll have more to say about the data-related elements soon:
NOTE: The document can be downloaded from here but cannot be searched. To search the document for words (like…”data”!), visit this link.