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Featured reports, media and articles related to police reform, equity and accountability.

Police Officers Overwhelmingly Agree That Bad Cops Aren't Held Accountable

Jan 11, 2017

Ryan Reily's recent Huffington Post article states "Seventy-two percent of U.S. police officers do not believe that officers who consistently do a poor job are held accountable, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform."

Behind the Badge

Jan 11, 2017

According to a new Pew Research Center survey, ”police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties."

Solutions For Police Brutality

Sept 07, 2016

Shaun King's solutions for police brutality focus on the many areas where law enforcement in the U.S. fail the communities they are paid to serve and protect.

Domestic Extremists in U.S. Police Departments

Jan 31, 2017

Alice Speri's article for The Intercept states ”white supremacists and other domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies."

How The Bond Between Police And Prosecutors Impedes Justice

Dec 31st, 2015

According to The Counted article, Ties That Bind: “Prosecutors work with police day in, day out, and typically they’re reluctant to criticise them or investigate them,” said Prof Samuel Walker of the University of Nebraska.

Organizations addressing police accountability and racial justice

State by state.

REPORT: The Science of Justice, Race, Arrests and Police Use of Force

Jul, 2016

"The current report examines racial disparities in use of force across 12 departments participating in the National Justice Database—the Center for Policing Equity’s project to provide national-level data and analyses on police behavior."

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