- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - City officials in the North Carolina city of Greensboro say they plan to spend more time studying police interactions with the public and to regularly release information on police officers’ job performance.

The News & Record reported Sunday that a memo from the city’s manager to council members outlines steps to better evaluate interactions between police and the public.

A member of a citizens review board will regularly review at random nine police interactions with citizens. The city will also open an online portal for people to give impressions of police actions without having to file a formal complaint.

The city will also offer an online “dashboard” of data about police encounters with residents, ranging from traffic stops to use of force. The information will be linked to a mapping system to show where these incidents occur in the city.

“These are some really good changes which will provide greater transparency and hopefully allow the city to identify and resolve potential issues even where persons are unwilling or hesitant to file formal complaints,” said Justin Outling, a member of Greensboro’s City Council.

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