New Jersey Attorney General: Acting AG Platkin Launches New Dashboard Detailing Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations Statewide

New Jersey Attorney General: Acting AG Platkin Launches New Dashboard Detailing Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations Statewide. “Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today made a wealth of information about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations available online, in a searchable dashboard capable of filtering data by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations involved, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken. It is believed to be the most comprehensive compilation of statewide internal affairs information to be made accessible to the public by any state in the U.S.”

Miami Herald: Florida debuts new database on cops with bad records. It has holes, reform advocates say

Miami Herald: Florida debuts new database on cops with bad records. It has holes, reform advocates say. “The basic website can be accessed by simply typing in an officer’s name and guesstimating a start date. The site, which debuted last week, is a start, but also has some critical holes, police reform advocates say. Among them: It doesn’t include citizen complaints, only goes back a decade, and for an officer to make the list, he or she must have a felony criminal conviction or have been found guilty of a moral character violation.”

CNET: Meta’s Investigation of Sheryl Sandberg Goes Back Several Years, Report Says

CNET: Meta’s Investigation of Sheryl Sandberg Goes Back Several Years, Report Says. “The investigation is reportedly into whether Sandberg used Facebook staff to work on her personal projects, including her second book, her Lean In foundation and her second wedding. The scrutiny has been ongoing since last fall, the report said, with multiple Meta employees being questioned.”

VT Digger: ACLU launches database to track problem officers

VT Digger: ACLU launches database to track problem officers. “The database, accessible on the Vermont ACLU’s website, will track Vermont officers with Brady letters filed in their name, including access to the Brady letters themselves. There are currently 60 letters posted or referenced, 51 of which were written since 2016.” If you’re not familiar with Brady Letters, VT Digger has a more extensive article about them here.

Calgary Herald: Volunteer group launches interactive database of police misconduct cases in Alberta

Calgary Herald: Volunteer group launches interactive database of police misconduct cases in Alberta. “The interactive database went live Tuesday with information on more than 400 incidents of misconduct involving about 500 officers over the past 30 years — and its designers are hoping Albertans use it as a tool for holding police officers accountable for their actions.”

Reuters: Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges

Reuters: UPDATE 3-Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges. “Legislation that would subject U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges to tougher disclosure requirements for their financial holdings and stock trades passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a rare show of bipartisanship. The bill, approved on a voice vote after winning Senate passage in February, would make it easier for the public to see if a member of the federal judiciary has a financial conflict of interest warranting recusal from hearing a case.”

The Guardian (UK): Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts

The Guardian (UK): Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts. “Doctors who share ‘misleading’ information on social media could face regulatory action, according to planned new guidelines. Posts made on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok are among those that could be scrutinised by the General Medical Council (GMC) if a doctor is reported. The council is to update its Good Medical Practice guide, seen by some as a modern-day Hippocratic Oath, for the first time in almost a decade.”

Google walkout organizer on first major ‘Me Too’ law: ‘When you think bigger, it can make a difference’ (MarketWatch)

MarketWatch: Google walkout organizer on first major ‘Me Too’ law: ‘When you think bigger, it can make a difference’. “Years after Tanuja Gupta helped organize the Google walkout, she’s celebrating the success of a broader effort: a new federal law that ends forced arbitration in cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Gupta and other organizers led thousands of Google employees around the world as they walked off the job in 2018 to protest the company’s handling of sexual-misconduct accusations.”

WSHU: Connecticut police information will now be available online to the public

WSHU: Connecticut police information will now be available online to the public. “Connecticut residents will now have access to more than 100 police agencies’ information in the state. The ACLU of Connecticut launched ‘Project Flashlight’ on Tuesday to centralize information about policing in the state. The goal is to hold departments more accountable for police use of force and misconduct.”

NBC Think: Covid vaccine and treatment misinformation is medical malpractice. It should be punished.

NBC Think: Covid vaccine and treatment misinformation is medical malpractice. It should be punished.. “From making false claims about vaccines to offering to sign medically unnecessary mask exemptions in exchange for payment, these ‘disinformation doctors’ are amplifying lies and often profiting from a cottage industry of social media posts, websites, live and virtual conferences and podcasts. In the process, they are weaponizing their white coats and putting patients, the public and their profession at risk.”

Sydney Morning Herald: How the cosmetic cowboys ran free on the wild west of social media

Sydney Morning Herald: How the cosmetic cowboys ran free on the wild west of social media. “Calls to Dr Lanzer’s Melbourne clinic were bounced to a call centre in the Philippines with a message that no bookings for surgical procedures will be taken at this clinic until next year. Industry regulators, for their part, confirmed they were investigating the allegations outlined in the media investigation, Cosmetic Cowboys, which included videos of doctors dancing and laughing as they performed liposuction on an unconscious patient while holding a long stainless-steel cannula.”

Gothamist: NYCLU Sues NYPD For Still Keeping Full Set Of Disciplinary Databases Away From Public View

Gothamist: NYCLU Sues NYPD For Still Keeping Full Set Of Disciplinary Databases Away From Public View. “In their complaint filed Thursday in State Supreme Court, attorneys for the NYCLU said the NYPD had illegally denied a request for more disciplinary records of officers the group made through the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) in April. The group claimed last year’s repeal of the state’s 50-a provision—which protected officers from having their disciplinary records made public—allowed such access.”

Retired doctor’s license suspended after state found she mailed fake vaccine exemption forms: ‘Let freedom ring!’ (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Retired doctor’s license suspended after state found she mailed fake vaccine exemption forms: ‘Let freedom ring!’. “Over the summer, an anonymous tipster reached out to the Connecticut Department of Public Health with an alarming complaint. Sue McIntosh, a retired physician, was mailing fake coronavirus vaccine and mask exemption forms to those who reached out and followed her instructions, the person reported. All a requester had to do, the tipster wrote, was send McIntosh a stamped and self-addressed manila envelope ‘for every person you would like an exemption for.’”