Protecting Equity: The Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity Report on the San Jose Police Department

by Phillip Atiba Goff; Karin Danielle Martin; Meredith Gamson Smiedt

Jan 16, 2013
The goal of this project was to identify what role (if any) individual officers played in the production of any observed racial/ethnic disparities and provide the San Jose Police Department (SJDP) and the broader San Jose community with new tools with which to measure--and improve--racial equity in San Jose policing.  This assessment broadly engages three areas of possible disparity: pedestrian stops, complaints against an officer, and officer use of force against residents. The results reveal two major findings. First, individual officers play a significant role in producing a culture of equitable treatment at the SJPD. Second, the analyses reveal a novel way to use existing data to assess officer-level disparities. 
Protecting Equity: The Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity Report on the San Jose Police Department
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