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Domestic Violence Soared Following Puerto Rico Hurricane

Almost six months after Hurricane Maria, residents are still suffering from the breakdown of an already-troubled justice system, aggravated by a police walkout and a rise in domestic violence calls, according to the latest episode of John Jay College’s “Criminal Justice Matters” program. Experts said the island’s problems serve as a warning for other communities where climate change increases the risk and frequency of weather catastrophes.


Slow Down, Officer: An Experiment in ‘Building a Better Cop’

Can changing the way cops think on the job make communities trust them more? The results of a Seattle experiment that trained officers to gather and process information differently showed participants made fewer arrests and were involved in fewer use-of-force incidents, according to a study released Wednesday.

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DOJ Report Faults Milwaukee PD for Lack of Trust

A preliminary draft report by the U.S. Department of Justice suggests that Milwaukee police communicate poorly, make too many traffic stops, and apply inconsistent standards when disciplining officers. The DOJ said the MPD has given too little attention to nurturing trust with “the people they protect and serve.”

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