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Missin Peace April 2021 Newsletter

  America Strikes Again... Dozens were fatally shot by officers across the United States in the month of April alone and although every case is different, the list of names is dispiriting.  These are just a few: Daunte Wright  - a 20-year-old man from Brooklyn Center, MN Ma'kiah Bryant  - A 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio. Anthony Brown, Jr . - A 42-year-old man in eastern North Carolina. Anthony Thompson, Jr.  - shot and killed by police in the bathroom of Austin-East High School in Knoxville, TN Pier Alexander Shelton  - Shelton was shot and killed by police during a car chase Marcelo Garcia   - A man in a mental health crisis and holding a knife was  shot several times in Houston Texas Did you know that in 2020 there were only 18 days with no police-involved shootings?   Take a look at this article from The Insider . Doesn't it make you wonder how many of these officers have unaddressed misconduct complaints in their files?  Articles of Interest Muncie Police Officers Ind

Calls for a National Police Misconduct Registry

Is there a need for a national misconduct database?  YES!  Police records, including misconduct records, are still conficential in 23 states.  Another 15 states have extremely limited access to police records and only in extreme instances.  Only 12 states make police disciplinary records public.  However, many of those states still make records of unsubstantiated compliants private.  Therein lies the problem.  What is considered unsubstantiated?  Were the complaints really investigated?  Police departments have proven time and again that they cannot and will not police themselves.   Many voices have expressed a need for a national police misconduct registry.     In June 2020, Senator Cory Booker spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper and announced the drafting of legislation to create a national police registry for misconduct.    Van Jones called for a national misconduct registry in his op-ed entitled Jury is out -- no matter the verdict, Congress must act.  Representative Karen Bass , wh

About Missin Peace

  The MissinPeace™ Database is the much-needed solution to increase community relations, encourage positive policing, and reduce repeat law enforcement violence in the US. About Missin Peace The Missin Peace™ Database is the only SaaS that collects, stores, and analyzes real complaints of law enforcement violence from real people across the United States. The Missin Peace™ Database stores and reports on information gathered from formal citizen complaints against law enforcement officers nationwide. The data collected is self-reported and includes complaints against local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in the United States. The information collected by this database is intended as a resource for transparency and public accountability between citizens, law enforcement agencies, and politicians. Why Missin Peace Established in 2017, The Missin Peace™ Database is an essential empowerment tool for communities and justice seekers making them the keeper of their own stories and

Missin Peace on A Few Bad Apples Podcast with Katherine Sheffield