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One Roadblock to Police Reform: Veteran Officers Who Train Recruits
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent?
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
May 1, 2018
The City Trying ‘Trauma Training’ for Citizens — and Cops
Newark tries to restore trust with a novel program.
March 7, 2017
The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations
A major player in law enforcement says it will no longer use a method linked to false confessions.
October 12, 2016
When Do You Go for Your Gun?
Training cops in the use of force.
July 13, 2016
How to Fix American Policing
At a painful time, a roundup of proposed remedies
December 4, 2015
What it’s Like to be a Cop Involved in a Mass Shooting
“It keeps replaying on a loop: you smell it and see it and hear it.”
November 25, 2015
Will the '21 Foot' Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
November 23, 2015
The Filmmaker Who’s Taking on Taser
A new documentary criticizes TASER International and the studies behind their safety claims.
October 21, 2015
Top Cops and Prosecutors Form Alliance to Battle Crime and Prison Crowding
New group backs bipartisan proposals to ease drug sentencing, solitary confinement.