Can Policing Really Change? Ten Lessons From the DOJ’s ‘Pattern or Practice’ Bias Probes

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The first consent decree ordered under the Justice Department “pattern or practice” program to investigate local police departments for violations of constitutional rights was signed 20 years ago. One of the nation’s leading experts on policing draws 10 encouraging lessons from the story so far . . .

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