Past Meetup

Open data & the battle for a better Baltimore Police Dept.

This Meetup is past

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University of Baltimore Thumel Business Center

11 W. Mt. Royal Ave · Baltimore, MD

How to find us

Room 221 (Note: We're in the business school, not the law school this time)

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Data rules everything around me, but can it fix the Baltimore Police Department?

Open Justice Baltimore joins us to answer this question.

Their project BPD Watch aims to improve civilian oversight of the Baltimore City Police Department through information requests and crowdsourced data. They're using this information to build profiles of officers, to create much needed transparency.

They will also present Case Harvester, an open source tool designed to mine the Maryland Judiciary Case Search.

Open Justice Baltimore (OJB) develops open source data projects to
increase transparency of the Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore
City officials. OJB aims to work with community organizations, lawyers,
journalists, educators, and researchers to create tools for the benefit
of an educated and empowered public.