The work of law enforcement involves countless and risky low-visibility duties. Over the last three years, however, members of the public have brought increased attention to incidents of police-community conflict, violence, and misconduct, sparked by several high-profile deaths of people of color, many of them unarmed, during seemingly routine police encounters. These incidents—many of which were captured unfiltered on video and widely disseminated—have resulted in scrutiny of police officer behavior and, in particular, have reignited a debate over the extent to which police may use deadly force against civilians. At the same time, killings of police officers in New York City, Dallas, and Baton Rouge increased concerns about officer safety. Concerned that eroding public trust impedes relationship-building with the community, 34 states and the District of Columbia enacted at least 79 bills, executive orders, or resolutions in 2015 and 2016 to change some aspect of policing policy or practice—a marked contrast to the relatively few laws related to policing that were passed by states between 2012 and 2014.
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
— Read on www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/04/09/race-in-america-2019/
The report can also be accessed HERE
The link below is to a dashboard where the Tulsa Police have 2 reports from the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing and an on going assessment on how Tulsa PD is doing compared to the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Policing.
Here are two articles by Darrel W. Stephens on police discipline.
Police Discipline: A Case for Change
The co-author of an influential approach to police tactics argues it’s been misunderstood.
— Read on www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/broken-windows-theory-poor-policing-ferguson-kelling-121268
Researchers find little evidence for ‘broken windows theory,’ say neighborhood disorder doesn’t cause crime
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2019-05-evidence-broken-windows-theory-neighborhood.amp
This is the latest publication – 2019
In this exclusive bipartisan collection from the Brennan Center, candidates, lawmakers, and activists offer bold ideas on criminal justice reform.
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/publication/ending-mass-incarceration-ideas-todays-leaders
In this remarkable bipartisan collaboration, the country’s most prominent political figures and experts join together to propose ideas to reform our criminal justice system – and end mass incarceration.
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/publication/solutions-american-leaders-speak-out-criminal-justice