This Week in Civic Tech: Indianapolis PD Opens Use-of-Force Data, Machine Learning Leaps …

This Week in Civic Tech presents a line up of notable events in the space that connects citizens to government services. Topics cover latest startups, hackathons, open data initiatives and other influencers. Check back each week for updates. Indianapolis PD Opens Use-of-Force Data Law enforcement continues to have a tumultuous relationship with transparency: In 2015, the number of officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings and has more than tripled, according to an article in Mother Jones. Perhaps most notable are the ongoing controversies surrounding the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the use-of-force investigation of Freddie Gray, who died in a police car in Baltimore from a spinal cord injury. To confront this national issue, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department teamed up with the civic tech…


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