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Late last year, the City of Philadelphia began posting online certain data about civilian complaints against the Philadelphia Police Department. The City will only make these data available on a five-year rolling basis, however. The Declaration’s Philadelphia Police Accountability Project will be hosting a publicly available archive of the same data to provide Philadelphia residents with a fuller picture of police discipline without five year limits.
The Complaints Against Police archived data include the allegations in each separate complaint. The CAP Complainants archived data include details about individuals filing complaints. The CAP Findings archived data include the final disposition of complaints.
The City updates the CAP data once per month. The months on the resources below indicate the month that the files in question were uploaded by the City. In other words, the file labeled “Complaints Against Police March 2018 Data” was uploaded by the City in March 2018 before being replaced the next month.
The original data are available here: https://www.opendataphilly.org/dataset/police-complaints