Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

How your data is used by police, and where it goes wrong

The promise and peril of predictive policing. “We’re starting to see police departments change what they do because of this new information and this new ability to sort of use this information in new ways.” The “new information” is big data. Source: How your data is used by police, and where it goes wrong – […]
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Our view | What to do with shrinking frontier Oregon?

R There is a problem with funding public safety in rural Oregon, and nowhere is that more clear than in Wheeler County. Chris Humphreys, who has been sheriff there since 2013, declared his intention to leave the office — and that change in management caused each of his deputies to find work elsewhere. That will […]
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OSP cracking down Sauvie Island Wildlife Area alcohol ban

Oregon State Police are cracking down on alcohol possession in the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, conducting a special sting operation that comes more than two months after the new ban took effect. Ten troopers worked the beaches and roads Friday, looking for alcohol and drunk drivers. Source: OSP cracking down Sauvie Island Wildlife Area alcohol […]
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Wheeler County Sheriff | I-5 Tolling | Faith Healing | Klamathon Fire – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Wheeler County Sheriff Chris Humphreys recently announced he was leaving the job, and all his deputies would also leave the sheriff’s office. That will leave Wheeler County without law enforcement, and county officials have no plans to fill the position. In late June the Value Pricing Advisory Committee met for its sixth time to discuss […]
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Child victims’ courage inspires investigators, prosecutors

Many adults who were abused or molested as kids have never told anyone. That’s why Jackson County sheriff’s Detective Steve Bohn is so inspired by the kids he meets while working on child victim cases. “I’m mostly amazed by the fact that they’re able to open up and talk about what happened to them,” he says. […]
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Creation of Portland State police force was controversial, spurred student protests | KATU

The decision to have armed police on the Portland State University campus came with a lot of controversy. In fact, there were several protests organized by students. The PSU officers who were involved in the shooting and killing of a man early Friday morning weren’t on campus when the shooting happened. But they’re not limited […]
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Wheeler County Sheriff, all his deputies, to leave department

Sheriff Chris Humphreys puts in notice, leaving massive hole in county’s law enforcement. Wheeler County Sheriff Chris Humphreys is resigning his post — and all of his deputies are going with him. Humphreys, who was elected to the position in 2013, gave notice to the Wheeler County Court earlier this month that he wished to […]
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Mental health experts to advise law enforcement in Clatsop County

County rolls out 24/7 mobile crisis response. Police and sheriff’s deputies in Clatsop County who have to make life-and-death decisions about people in mental health crisis will get some backup. Mental health experts will be on call around the clock to advise law enforcement about whether someone who is acting out can be contained or […]
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Facial recognition technology is finally more accurate in identifying people of color. Could that be used against immigrants?

Companies are working to fix face recognition’s racial-bias problem. But critics still argue the technology is too morally fraught to deploy. Microsoft this week announced its facial-recognition system is now more accurate in identifying people of color, touting its progress at tackling one of the technology’s biggest biases. But critics, citing Microsoft’s work with Immigration and Customs […]
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Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower records

The government had argued there is no privacy in information knowingly transmitted to a third party. The Supreme Court on Friday put new restraints on law enforcement’s access to the ever-increasing amount of confidential information about Americans, siding with privacy advocates over law enforcement in a major decision for the digital age. Source: Supreme Court […]
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