Google commits $11.5M in grants to improve racial equity in the justice system

Google has committed $11.5 million in grants to organizations working to reduce racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, the company’s charitable arm announced Thursday.

The donations are intended to improve transparency surrounding police bias in departments across the country. Google says one of the biggest obstacles to fair policing is a lack of nationwide data surrounding officers’ practices and local court systems. The largest grant, $5 million, will go toward the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), which created the nation’s first database to track national statistics on police behavior. Read more here.