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95 Percent of Americans Want Police Reform: Poll

Adults across the nation were surveyed between June 11th and June 15th through the Associated Press-NORC’s University of Chicago’s AmeriSpeak Panel. Roughly 70 percent of responders, across all races, believe officers involved in misconduct cases are “treated too leniently by the justice system.”

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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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How Racial Bias Affects Police Use of Deadly Force

Black suspects are twice as likely to be killed by police than other racial or ethnic groups, “even when there are no other obvious circumstances during the encounter that would make the use of deadly force reasonable,” says a new study published in the Boston University Law Review.

Rehiring ‘Bad Cops’ Adds Another Flashpoint to Police Reform Debate

After a Florida police organization posted on Facebook this month inviting officers in Atlanta, Buffalo and other cities where police have been disciplined or fired, to apply for jobs, a national storm over the impact of rehiring officers disciplined elsewhere blew up—adding to the growing debate over how to ensure police accountability.