Lorie A Fridell, former research director at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), once believed that tackling the problem of biased policing meant addressing the prejudices of a few “bad officers.”
She also believed that most cops in the U.S. were well-intentioned individuals who wanted to serve their communities.
Fridell still believes the latter—but she is no longer convinced that the former is true. Police bias, she came to learn after investigating the issue across the country . . .
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