Layla Brown-Clark
Layla Brown-Clark Lay-lah B-r-ow-n K-l-ah-r-k (She/Her/Hers)
Myrta J. Pulliam Fellow

Layla Brown-Clark is a senior at DePauw University, majoring in English writing and minoring in studio art. She has worked for The DePauw as a staff writer, managing editor and entertainment editor.

La reforma policial en EE. UU., es fragmentaria, no integral

ALBUQUERQUE – Reformar un sistema vasto y complejo de aplicación de la ley requerirá soluciones innovadoras y probadas, un enfoque holístico y la voluntad de cambiar. Hasta ahora, hemos visto "reformas en los bordes", con departamentos, ciudades y estados particulares que abordan elementos de la reforma policial.

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.

Police reform in U.S. is piecemeal, not comprehensive

ALBUQUERQUE – Reforming a vast, complex system of law enforcement will require innovative and proven solutions, a holistic approach and the willingness to change. So far, we’ve seen “reform around the edges” – with individual departments, cities and states tackling elements of police reform.

Elaine Maestas, left, a community oriented response and assistance responder in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes a phone call alongside Albuquerque Community Safety responders Chris Blystone and Deborah Vigil on July 7, 2022. They responded to the aftermath of a SWAT raid that left a family of five without a home. (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

Washington state rolls back some of its sweeping police reforms

SEATTLE – Washington state attracted national headlines for sweeping reform measures. But Republican lawmaker Chris Corry described the 2021 legislation as one-sided, unclear and inflexible, requiring the state Legislature to fine tune it.

Washington state leaders passed a sweeping package of reform bills to overhaul policing in 2021, but the Legislature modified some of those measures this year. (Photo by Olivia Jennings/News21)

British police leader discusses reform efforts across the pond

LONDON – Janet Hills, who spent three decades with London’s Metropolitan Police Service and was the first female president of the National Black Police Association, talks about police reforms in Great Britain.