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Despite Reforms, Louisiana Still Keeps Some Police Data Secret

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2024
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Lawmakers tried and failed to track “wandering officers.” But state regulators also refuse to release data that would help journalists and the public do so. This story is being co-published by The Appeal and the Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit public accountability journalism organization. In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers created a database to track police certifications, which officers must maintain to work in law enforcement. Legislators claimed the information would prevent police officers with histories of misconduct from finding new law enforcement jobs in other jurisdictions. But, by virtually all accounts,...

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