Florida Police Chief Stresses Peer Intervention

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When Jeff O’Dell took over as chief of the Kissimmee, Fl., Police Department a year ago, he knew the agency had problems. Tensions were high in the aftermath of a series of law enforcement shootings across the U.S. against unarmed black men. Then, three of the department’s officers were arrested in a scandal stemming from a drug arrest in which they were accused of raiding a motel room unlawfully and then lying about it in court. One . . .

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