White House’s DJ Patil wants to disrupt the criminal justice system with data

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, (TechCrunch) had a chance to chat with DJ Patil, the nation’s deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist. (they) talked about what he’s been up to at the White House lately, the criminal justice system and a recently-launched data justice initiative.

Since the launch of the White House’s Police Data Initiative in May 2015, 75 police jurisdictions have collectively released more than 150 data sets about policing, including information around the use of force and traffic stops.