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Can a federal investigation restore trust in Chicago police?

The forthcoming U.S. Deparment of Justice pattern-and-practice investigation of the Chicago Police Department represents a milestone in Barack Obama’s presidency. The Windy City’s police department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency to be examined by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. DOJ  since the Rampart Division scandal of the Los Angeles Police Department fifteen years ago. For years, Chicago […]

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Los Angeles sheriff invests in new tech to expand biometric database

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.