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A More Critical Media Boosts Police Reform, says Study

The mainstream press is less likely to favor authorities in cases of police misconduct, according to a study of how three newspapers reported on deadly use-of-force incidents. The shift in coverage is a key driver of debates over the future of policing, argues the forthcoming analysis in the Police Quarterly.

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Cleveland Police Issue Clarified Use-of-Force Policy

The proposed policy is designed to be a stepping stone on which all other departmental reforms can be built, head monitor Matthew Barge tells Barge said the proposal, which was mandated in the city’s settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, would be “a road map to a different organization and a new approach to force.”

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