Dan Nolan

Fixing the Force

Map and timeline showing Justice Department investigations of police departments, desktop view.
Map and timeline showing Justice Department investigations of police departments, mobile view.

Fixing the Force is a database of all police departments that have been investigated by the Department of Justice since 1995. There’s a lot of information packed into a small space. The data is visualized through a map and a timeline that allow the user to make comparisons between the investigaton locations or groupings in time. A categorized list provides a more detailed way of breaking down the departments, primarily by allegations like use of force and discriminatory policing. The user can then select a department for a detailed text description of how the investigation started and where it stands today.