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Task Force Backs Series of Reforms to Boost Police Accountability for Excessive Force, Other Misconduct

Task Force Backs Series of Reforms to Boost Police Accountability for Excessive Force, Other Misconduct

Expert panel says increased government oversight, body-worn cameras, and national database of decertified officers are key to enhance accountability, transparency ...
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Policy Assessment: Civilian Oversight

Policy Assessment: Civilian Oversight

Civilian oversight panels are intended to give voice to community members and enhance transparency and accountability through an independent review ...
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Policy Assessment: Body-Worn Cameras

Policy Assessment: Body-Worn Cameras

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are deployed to generate an objective record of police officers’ interactions with members of the public. Video ...
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Policy Assessment: Decertification

Policy Assessment: Decertification

Most states have a process for revoking police officers’ certification when they are convicted of felonies or certain misdemeanors, as ...
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Policy Assessment: Government Oversight and Reform Measures

Policy Assessment: Government Oversight and Reform Measures

Police departments and other law enforcement agencies are insular institutions, and while internal investigations of misconduct and uses of force ...
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Policing by the Numbers

Policing by the Numbers

Mounting criticism of American policing following the violent death of George Floyd and others at the hands of law enforcement ...
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Policy Assessment: Implicit Bias Training

Policy Assessment: Implicit Bias Training

Research indicates that all humans make automatic, unconscious associations about groups of people based on their culture, identity, upbringing, and ...
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Policy Assessment: Procedural Justice Training

Policy Assessment: Procedural Justice Training

In the context of policing, procedural justice is a term used to describe officers’ respectful, transparent, and equitable conduct with ...
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Policy Assessment: De-escalation Policies and Training

Policy Assessment: De-escalation Policies and Training

Traditional police training teaches officers to use various forms of force commensurate with the degree of threat and nature of ...
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Policy Assessment: Effectiveness of Police Training

Policy Assessment: Effectiveness of Police Training

Police training, particularly that which is delivered to recruits, is designed to impart the knowledge and skills officers require to ...
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Policy Assessment: No-Knock Warrants and Police Raids

Policy Assessment: No-Knock Warrants and Police Raids

In most cases, police seeking to apprehend suspects and recover evidence inside a private home or business are legally required ...
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Policy Assessment: Duty to Intervene

Policy Assessment: Duty to Intervene

The culture in many police departments discourages some officers from speaking up when they see colleagues engaged in inappropriate or ...
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