How to Fix a Broken Police Department

Article exploring the efficacy of reforms in policing policy that emphasize transparency and integration into the communities that law enforcement officers serve.

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Citizens were throwing stones and beer bottles at police officers in front of City Hall, and Maris Herold didn’t understand what they wanted.

She was a police officer herself, and knew that her department had made some missteps. Most recently, an officer gunned down a 19-year-old unarmed black man, Timothy Thomas—the fifteenth black man to die at the hands of police in five years. Read more...