Police Use-of-Force 0% open

Savannah, GA

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
In an open format
Collected by government No
collector_non_gov No current police use-of-force monitoring system; would require a subjective review of individual incidents, often relying solely on the official reports by police themselves.
Savannah's joint Metropolitan Police Department with Chatham County demerged as of Feb. 2018 after months of disagreement as to which entity should pay how much. The new county police force is still too nascent in formation to find enough recruits, much less implement use-of-force guidelines.

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Reviewer   Carl Lewis
Submitters   Carl Lewis
Last modified   Thu Mar 01 2018 06:50:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)