The Brady List is made up of a number of pieces that must work together. While over 90% of all police misconduct claims, investigations, and disciplinary actions take place at the law enforcement organization level and are required to be disclosed, the prosecutors of a particular jurisdiction have the affirmative obligation to disclose any and all relevant information. Prosecutors may also add a 'Do Not Call' designation to an officer's personnel file and are required to maintain and disclose a list of those individuals to public and private defense counsel.
Since the Open Government Initiative of 2009, signed by President Obama, these lists are required to be proactively disclosed and published.
- Ensure enforcement discretion. The Brady List does not apply Machine Learning [ML], Artificial Intelligence [AI], or any other coded mechanism.
- Empower prosecutorial disclosure. This Brady List as a platform automates the compilation of data across entire jurisdictions for prosecutors.
- Enable judicial oversight. This Brady List platform is the first of its kind to serve the judiciary as a method to ensure delivery of Brady Material Disclosures.
- Build trust in the community through transparency. This Brady List is now, and always will be, open to the public.
- Demonstrate accountability. The Brady List encourages law enforcement, prosecutors, and the judiciary to demonstrate their entire workflow from complaint intake through categorization, investigation, and conclusion.