police unions

Civilian Oversight

Civilian oversight of police is popular, but does it work? A ‘million dollar question’ – Cronkite News

Photo: The Phoenix City Council in 2020 approved the new Office of Accountability and Transparency. Its responsibilities had included investigating misconduct by police officers, but a subsequent state law has complicated the office’s mission. (Photo by Tirzah Christopher/News21) A record number of cities have created or revamped civilian review boards to provide accountability for police

Opinion: Police Unions Protect Rogue Cops

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, we as a nation need to ask — and answer — this question: How are we going to hold accountable rogue police in such a way that we have no more Officer Derek Chauvins — and no more of the dead civilians he and officers like him

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