Exodus from police departments could be an opportunity for change
PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Battle for police reform has been fought for decades
OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.
Vancouver center connects First Nation communities and police
VANCOUVER, Canada – Indigenous people in Canada are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre works with First Nation communities to improve relations with police in a country where “these laws were written to police us.”