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Policing the Police: How to Tackle the Crisis of Legitimacy

Every major police agency in the U.S. has an Office of Internal Affairs to identify corrupt or abusive officers. But by the time investigators step in, the damage is often done. Here’s one way to get ahead of the problem, suggested by a TCR columnist.

Police Chief Named to Head Utah Justice Commission

The appointment of Tom Ross, who headed the Bountiful, Utah force for 14 years, is a first in the nearly 40-year history of the state’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. It comes after repeated calls for police reform in the state, part of a national reckoning on racial justice.

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Trump Policing Panel Calls for Efforts to ‘Minimize’ Unjustified Use of Force

President Donald Trump’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice mixed support for policies curbing excessive force with sharp criticism for prosecutors who undermine justice by “deciding not to enforce certain laws.” President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to create his own policing commission, has said he would review previous administrations’ recommendations on “their merits.”