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.”

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Police Discipline System ‘Broken,’ says Former Philly Chief

Charles Ramsey, who led police departments in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., found common ground with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on the need for police reform in a conversation Wednesday. “Too many cops…are on the job that should not be on the job,” Ramsey said.

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‘Wandering’ Cops Pose Risk to Communities: Study

Cops who are fired for misconduct are likely to repeat the same offense if they get a second law enforcement job, according to a Yale study. The risks to communities posed by these so-called “wandering officers” could be addressed with a reinforced national database of decertified officers, accompanied by stricter state record-keeping, say the study authors.