The Missourian newspaper reports on the Columbia Police Department’s response to changes sought by those demonstrating in the wake of the death of George Floyd. BlueTeam is a key component to Departmental reporting and management of use-of-force incidents.
Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said in a memo that his department already has policies in place meeting “use of force” changes sought by those demonstrating in the wake of the death of George Floyd…..
In the memo, Jones details how the police department approaches the uses of force targeted by Campaign Zero and states that most demands have already been met, with some qualifications. Here is a point-by-point summary:
…3. Require comprehensive reporting of incidents where officers use force. The chief said the department uses software called BlueTeam to track all incidents involving Columbia police officers using force, and officers are required to report any time they use force. All police use-of-force incidents are reviewed by the department’s internal review process, according to the memo. The department’s software “also sends alerts to supervisors when there are repeated uses of force within a set time period,” the memo states.