Civilian oversight agencies tout themselves as a way to improve police-community relations. We look at three different approaches – plus, what works and what doesn’t.
MINNEAPOLIS – Cities are actively working to implement traffic stop reforms to reduce the racial disparity and avoid another tragedy like Daunte Wright and Philando Castile. Reforms include banning low level traffic stops, automated enforcement, and implementing unarmed civilians.
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.