Officer-involved shootings

Using tech to police the police

In this image, Brandon Anderson stands on a stage with blue circles in the background.
Raheem founder Brandon Anderson speaking at TED2019. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

With minimal national oversight or unified data to rely on, police accountability groups are trying to create their own data systems to document use of force by law enforcement.

Why it matters: Police forces increasingly tap into location data, sensors and facial recognition to do their jobs. Now the groups who police the police are increasingly trying to use technology to empower citizens on the other side of the interaction.

Protests after East Pittsburgh cop acquitted over black teen's death

 Carmen Ashley, the great aunt of Antwon Rose II, cries as she holds the memorial card from Rose's funeral in this file photo.
Carmen Ashley, the great aunt of Antwon Rose II, holds the memorial card from his funeral in June. File photo: Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Shots were fired Saturday at the office of the defense attorney of an East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 17-year-old after he was acquitted of homicide, triggering protests, the AP reports.

The details: As protests continued into Saturday night, the father of Antwon Rose II called for peace after the apparent retaliatory shooting following a jury finding Michael Rosfeld, 30, a former officer in East Pittsburgh, not guilty of homicide Friday.