Despite attempts to reform New York City’s Police Department, its methods remain troubling and its rank-and-file resistant to change.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/nypd-oneill-resignation/
This article reports challenges faced by police when encountering someone behaving erratically — is it a mental health issue or a substance abuse issue? Officers working in areas currently experiencing a surge in meth abuse may find it difficult to tell which cause is behind a person’s behavior. A particular sticking point is that calm…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/mental-health-crisis-or-meth/
New research from MSU reveals findings that contradict what many people think about racial disparities in fatal police shootings.
— Read on msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/the-truth-behind-racial-disparities-in-fatal-police-shootings/
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Anthony Hill. The list of officer-involved deaths is long and the death of Atatiana Jefferson,
— Read on www.gpbnews.org/post/policy-training-bias-issues-behind-ongoing-police-shootings-black-people
In 2015, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing report was released, offering a series of recommendations related to modern policing. The Madison Police Department released a response in early 2016, outlining the department’s status and future plans relating to the report’s recommendations. The Task Force Report continues to provide valuable guidance to policing and the larger criminal justice system; this report reflects an update on MPD’s efforts.
See the report HERE
Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.
— Read on www.citylab.com/equity/2019/08/police-officer-shootings-gun-violence-racial-bias-crime-data/595528/