Bill Text – AB-846 Public employment: public officers or employees declared by law to be peace officers.

Testing police officers for implicit bias before being hired? Maybe the Governor should take an implicit bias test before an election to make sure he/she is not under-representing certain parts of the citizens of California. The Governor may be biased against police. Then signing this law? That wouldn’t right!

Bill Text – AB-846 Public employment: public officers or employees declared by law to be peace officers.
— Read on leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml

Science For the Rest of Us – Good Cop, Bad Cop: Understanding Police Use of Force | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

Justin Nix is an upcoming professor in Criminal Justice.

Listen to Science For the Rest of Us episodes free, on demand. A great conversation with University of Nebraska – Omaha Professor Justin Nix about police use of force, bias in policing, how we compare to other countries and alternative models of law enforcement. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.
— Read on www.stitcher.com/podcast/alex-mckiernan/science-for-the-rest-of-us/e/73503561

Criminal (In)justice

This is an interesting Podcast. A littleLeft leaning.

Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken?

University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it.

Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station.
— Read on criminalinjustice.libsyn.com/

Diversity in Policing: The Role of Officer Race and Gender in Police-Civilian Interactions in Chicago | Research on Policing Reform and Accountability

Black and Hispanic officers both make substantially fewer stops, arrests, and use force less often. Within all racial/ethnic groups, female officers are substantially less likely to use force relative to male officers.
— Read on policingresearch.org/2020/07/01/diversity-in-policing/amp/

Public Confidence and the Police

The Crime Report has some coverage on perceptions of Police.

The full Council on Criminal Justice Public Perceptions of the Police webinar can be accessed here. The full Pew Research Center study widely cited during the webinar and in this article can be accessed here. The full Gallup research study widely cited during the webinar and in this article can be accessed here.