Measuring police surveillance outcomes
In October 2022, Cleveland City Council passed legislation to expand gunshot-detection technology known as ShotSpotter. The legislation approved $2.75 million of American Rescue Plan Act money with an extra $150,000 for review of ShotSpotter.
The Cleveland Community Police Commission’s Police Policy Committee plans to look to other cities to see how they measure the benefits of the technology before proposing policies for Cleveland.
Community worried about ‘slipping’ into forced hospitalizations
The committee also discussed hosting a panel on forced temporary hospitalization, also known as “pink slipping.”
Police and medical professionals can take a person into custody and transport them to a hospital if they believe the person is a danger to themselves or others.
During the meeting, Shandra Benito, a member of the commission’s policy committee, said that the goal would be to “provide education, not solutions.” The panel would be open to community members and law enforcement.