Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who co-founded Mapping Police Violence and Campaign Zero to collect and use data as a tool to end police violence in America. Previously, Samuel worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He grew up in Orlando, FL and graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.
Samuel will be working to develop and expand the Police Scorecard Initiative, the first comprehensive evaluation of police departments across the country with a focus on justice and accountability. This project collects and evaluates data on police use of force, civilian complaints and accountability, and arrests from police and sheriff’s departments across the country to identify which departments and aspects of policing require the most urgent interventions to make communities measurably safer from police violence.