Police Use-of-Force 83% open

Los Angeles, CA

What data is expected?

The Police Data Initiative defines use of force as “the means of compelling compliance or overcoming resistance to an officer’s command(s) in order to protect life or property or to take a person into custody.” Use-of-force data should include data, location, a description or type of forced used, and a reason for use of force.This data is crucial for police accountability. (More info)

  • Date
  • Location
  • Type or description of force used
  • Reason for use of force

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk No Data is currently displayed as a table on a website, and the type or description of force used and the reason for the use of force is on YouTube as both a video and text.
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format HTML, TXT
findable 4
findable_steps Typed "LAPD use of force" into Google. It was the first result.
licence_url http://www.lapdonline.org/home/news_view/63555
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Data is human-readable, but for machine-readability would need to be scrapped from a website and the YouTube transcription.
collector_name Los Angeles Police Department
characteristics Date, Location, Type or description of force used, Reason for use of force
location href="http://www.lapdonline.org/use_of_force" http://www.lapdonline.org/use_of_force">rel="nofollow">http://www.lapdonline.org/use_of_force - LAPD Use of Force site
This data will be made available in a machine-readable format in the near future.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.lapdonline.org/use_of_force - LAPD Use of Force site
Data licence   http://www.lapdonline.org/home/news_view/63555
Data format   HTML, TXT
Reviewer   Jeanne Holm
Submitters   Jeanne Holm
Last modified   Tue Aug 04 2020 00:26:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)