The intersection of Friars Road and Frazee Road. / Photo by Dustin Michelson The San Diego Police Department has collected a massive database that tracks where cars go in the region, using a network of cameras that scan license plates and record the date, time and GPS location of the cars that pass by them. SDPD shares that database with the San Diego sector of Border Patrol – and with another 600 agencies across the country, including other agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. The nationwide database is enabled by Vigilant Solutions, a private company that provides data management and software services to agencies across the country for LPR systems. Together, the widespread information-sharing across agencies creates a surveillance network that can sketch out the travel patterns of individuals – where they live and work or which places they frequently visit, for instance – that can lead officers to where they might find them or their car. Officers can … [Read more...] about SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol – and Hundreds of Other Agencies
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3:20 p.m. The Shield also spoke with Lieutenant Noah Robinson, from the Vanderburgh Sherriff’s Department about the two instances. He said at this time the deputies on campus have been made aware and they are in close communication with Public Safety. Robinson said they have not been asked to open an investigation due to the suspicious person report. “As far as an allegation of a criminal act, we weren’t made aware of any crime,” he said. “But honestly someone carrying a firearm out there isn’t against the law but it is against campus policy and concerning to us. We are working with the university to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Robinson said every year they have deputies spying during commencement and will be more aware. Although they are not on heightened alert, he said they are being cautious about it. “We have a great working relationship with Public Safety,” Robinson said. “And we are keeping an eye out … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Law enforcement investigating Neo-Nazi posters
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Domestic abusers: Dangerous for women — and lethal for cops In 2017, more officers were shot responding to domestic violence than any other type of firearm-related fatality, statistics show. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Natalie Schreyer, The Fuller Project for International Reporting Published 5:00 a.m. CT April 9, 2018 | Updated 6:30 a.m. CT April 9, 2018 CLOSE Linda Pope's husband was a police officer killed in 1997 while delivering a warrant in a domestic violence situation. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Linda Pope faced a flood of red and blue … [Read more...] about Domestic abusers: Dangerous for women — and lethal for cops
A critic of the Denver Sheriff Department and Mayor Michael Hancock filed a federal lawsuit on Monday accusing the city of retaliation when it canceled her contract to provide services at the city’s jails. Lisa Calderon, director of the Community Re-entry Project and co-chairs of the Colorado Latino Forum’s Denver chapter, is seeking an unspecified amount in damages in her claim that the city violated her rights to free speech and due process. The lawsuit was filed Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Denver. The battle over a contract to provide services to inmates preparing to leave jail has been brewing since last summer when city officials decided to solicit bids for its “Transition from Jail to Community Re-entry Services.” The dispute has included accusations of sexual harassment, affairs, ethics complaints and heated City Council debates. Calderon has long been a thorn in the flesh of Denver’s law enforcement and mayor’s office. In her … [Read more...] about Vocal critic of Denver’s law enforcement accuses city of retaliating against her in federal lawsuit
On Monday, March 9, police in Denver and Sacramento, Calif., shot and killed men under questionable circumstances. In Sacramento, police body camera footage of officers shooting an unarmed man was released in a matter of days. In Denver, media requests for the footage of police shooting a man in a case of mistaken identity have been denied. The difference — Sacramento has a city ordinance outlining when footage will be released. Denver has no such policy. However, a movement to create one in Denver may be happening, even though some public safety officials have resisted the idea. In a recent report on the Michael Marshall case, the city’s police watchdog recommended the safety department create a policy to provide clarity to the public. The policy would apply to all footage, including police body cameras and surveillance cameras inside the city’s two jails. Marshall died in Denver’s downtown jail in 2015 after deputies piled on top of him during a possible … [Read more...] about Two cities: Denver and Sacramento. Two police shootings. Two different stances on public access to video footage.