Reforms Suggested On Monitoring Problem Officers

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Concluding a series on police shootings, the Houston Chronicle cites expert recommendations of better ways to monitoring officers and independent reviews of officers who shoot citizens. Possible reforms include: •Improve tracking of potential problem officers. Several local departments have early warning systems to monitor officers who face multiple internal affairs investigations or other allegations. These may include computer programs that identify officers and recommend action such as counseling or training. Most of these programs tally allegations for only a set period of time, often 12 months, and are geared toward scrutinizing individual officers, not identifying systemic problems. The Phoenix . . .

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