Police Immunity Issue Pending at Supreme Court

The brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has re-energized a debate over misconduct by law enforcement officials that the Supreme Court may re-enter. The justices may choose to hear one or more pending cases challenging “qualified immunity” for officers.

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Can Procedural Justice Training Reduce Officer Misconduct?

A study of 8,480 Chicago cops who went through the training between 2012 and 2016 shows they received fewer civilian complaints than non-trained colleagues. The study authors say their findings support strategies for restoring police legitimacy—and effectiveness—in at-risk communities.

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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.