A Call For Prosecutors to Help Stop Police Misconduct

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What responsibility do district attorneys have for fixing broken policing practices that lead to tragic and infuriating deaths at police hands? “Prosecute bad cops,” goes the refrain. Top prosecutors bear far more responsibility for police misconduct than prosecuting officers who abuse, injure, or kill community members, contends Slate. The decision to indict is only the final step in a prosecutorial process that tilts in cops’ favor . . .

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