Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New report shows continued lack of progress in police documenting justifications for frisking people

From JSOnline:
Elliot Hughes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Two years into a court-mandated effort to reform its stop-and-frisk practices, the Milwaukee Police Department continues to show a lack of progress in documenting the justification for frisks, which are most often performed on Black citizens, according to a new report.  

The Boston-based Crime and Justice Institute, which has been tracking and publishing reports on the Milwaukee Police Department’s compliance with a multimillion-dollar settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin over stop-and-frisk practices, published its latest report Monday.

A sampling of data shows Milwaukee police failed to properly document the justification for nearly 87% of frisks from July to December 2020, the report said.

That’s a modest improvement from the previous six months, when justifications for more than 91% of frisks were not documented.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/05/04/milwaukee-police-struggling-document-justifications-frisks/4920009001/

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