MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.
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.
PHOENIX – Activists demand more transparency during contract negotiations between police unions and cities. News21 speaks to Kevin Robinson, a former Phoenix assistant police chief, to explain the process and why it’s kept secret.
Law enforcement officers report higher rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts. Police officials say departments should implement comprehensive officer support programs – and address potential problems before they can “mushroom.”
PHOENIX – Police departments – including Baltimore, Phoenix and Mesa – have hired more civilian investigators to “make sure crimes get hands-on attention” as departments face staffing shortfalls.