Open Data Policing NC Buzz
N&O: New website to offer data on police traffic stops in NC
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice will launch OpenDataPolicingNC.com on Thursday
UNC-Chapel Hill researcher says the website signals a ‘revolution in government transparency’
Initiative has support from the White House
DURHAM — A nonprofit civil rights organization – with support from the White House – will launch a website Thursday that will contain up-to-date information about nearly 20 million traffic stops made by every police department and every police officer in North Carolina over the past 15 years.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice will launch OpenDataPolicingNC.com Thursday morning in Durham. The website, the first of its kind in the United States, will rely on public records on police traffic stops, vehicle searches and use of force – broken down by race and ethnicity – since 2000.
The site was created through Caktus group and volunteer civic coders who are members of Code for Durham. Code for Durham will help expand the scope of the site through support from this volunteer group of technologists.
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