DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Police Department plans a program allowing public access to department data online that includes complaints against officers and police runs to problem areas.
The Detroit News reports officers’ names won’t be made public, but the nature of complaints by precinct will be available. Police Chief James Craig says: “If you want to build trust, you can’t act like you’re hiding something.”READ MORE: Gilbert Family Foundation To Announce Legal Aid Investment For Renters Facing Eviction
The newspaper says the initiative is part of a White House public safety data effort that has dozens of participating police departments.READ MORE: 78,000 Pounds Of Baby Formula Arrives In US
The Detroit information will be integrated into crime data on the city’s website, which already includes details on type of crime, when and where it occurred, and information such as whether a gun was involved.
A launch is planned in the next 30 days.MORE NEWS: Police Say Nearly All Power Restored In Gaylord After Tornado
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