As the United States grapples with questions around police accountability, there is a growing need for data on police involvement in minority communities specifically and police performance more broadly.
In January 2022, the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) and Measures for Justice (MFJ) hosted a Roundtable on Improving Data for Racial Equity in Policing.
The Roundtable kicked off with a webinar (viewable above), which featured speakers from Measures for Justice, Wormeli Consulting, Police Scorecard, the Tableau Foundation, the Council on Criminal Justice’s Task Force on Policing, the National Police Data Coalition, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the XPRIZE Foundation’s Racial Equity Alliance.
Following the webinar, CODE and MFJ hosted the Roundtable and brought together a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in data to improve policing, support new criminal justice reform policies, and provide insight on police involvement in marginalized communities.
This report synthesizes the discussions at that Roundtable into cross-cutting themes, specific measures of police performance, and a set of recommendations for the field.