La policía en una ciudad de Colorado trabaja para generar confianza con la comunidad de inmigrantes
AVON, Colorado – El jefe de policía de Avon, Greg Daly, dice que muchas personas en su pequeño pueblo de las Montañas Rocosas tienen miedo de llamar a la policía. Para mejorar la confianza entre la numerosa población de inmigrantes, el departamento lleva a cabo cada año una Academia de Policía para Latinos, ha contratado a más oficiales de habla hispana e incluso publica TikToks divertidos en español.
Police in Colorado town work to build trust with immigrant community
AVON, Colorado – Avon Police Chief Greg Daly says many people in his small Rocky Mountain town are afraid to call police. To improve trust among the large immigrant population, the department conducts an annual Latino Police Academy, has hired more Spanish-speaking officers and even posts fun TikToks in Spanish.
Policymakers, activists and nonprofits lead way to bring more transparency to police departments
ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.
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.
Journalist fights to open police misconduct records in Chicago
CHICAGO – Journalist Jamie Kalven fought to open Chicago police records and won. The public now can search the Citizens Police Data Project for thousands of misconduct allegations, but there are some shortcomings.
Researchers find ‘race discipline gap’ penalizes Black officers
Retired police chief Charles Wilson, who is Black, sees a problem: Black officers accused of misconduct at higher numbers than their colleagues might not speak up. A 2021 Indiana University study showed disciplinary disparities in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Chicago police sergeant launches sports program to build ‘humanity’
CHICAGO – Chicago Community Policing Sgt. Jermaine Harris started Chicago Westside Sports with one goal: collaboration. In the organization's fourth season, police officers, faith leaders and children come together to play sports and learn from one another.