New technology to help Ferguson police increase transparency
July 14, 2017
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are using new technology to improve transparency with the public nearly three years after an officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
KSDK-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/2tQehUB ) reports the Ferguson Police Department is using a software program called LEFTA Systems that records the age, race and gender of a person an officer makes contact with. It also records instances of use of force and whether the citizen or officer was injured.
The program is a $100,000 gift from CEO Bryan Selzer, who is also a former officer.