The president announced the effort in a speech Monday in Chicago to the International Association of Chiefs of Police at its annual convention, adding that Attorney General William Barr will shortly announce a “new crackdown” on violent crime. The commission, recommended by Barr, also will look at ways to improve recruitment, training and retention of police.
Sen. Harris’ recent justice reform plan called for a federal board to review incidents involving police use-of-force against civilians and other “severe” misconduct. It’s a good idea, but the devil is in the details, warns TCR’s legal affairs columnist.
Put on the firing line during Thursday’s presidential debates because of the police shooting in his city, South Bend, In., Mayor Pete Buttigieg admitted that efforts to make cops more accountable and avoid bias had failed. ‘I couldn’t get it done,’ he conceded, ensuring the issue of what he called “systemic police racism” will continue to have salience during the 2020 campaign.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and ten civil rights organizations complained that Attorney General William Barr scheduled a meeting with civil rights groups to discuss policing consent decrees but invited only a few organizations working on the issue.
Can integrity and ethical decision-making be an integral part of police officers’ training? Can it be sustained in the hard realities of police work? In a new podcast on policing, researchers and officers themselves offer candid assessments.
California legislators reacting to the shooting in Sacramento of Stephon Clark are weighing a pair of bills to reform police conduct that would precipitate a significant shift in officer training statewide.
A new algorithm software used by the NYPD, dubbed Patternizr, allows crime analysts stationed in each of the department’s 77 precincts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD’s database.
New Orleans, a city whose police department less than a decade ago ranked as America’s most corrupt, has become a pioneer in humanistic policing. Can its approach to greater accountability and community outreach work elsewhere?
Two years after the Trump Justice Department cooled on the prospect of a federal consent decree with the Chicago Police Department, a judge approved a similar agreement between the city and the Illinois attorney general.