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Organizations CANNOT police themselves: Example from police departments (with video)

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Zipporah Osei, Mollie Simon, Moiz Syed, and Lucas Waldron report in ProPublica:

AS PROTESTS ERUPTED AROUND THE COUNTRY in late May in response to the killing in police custody of George Floyd, police departments seemed to respond with more violence. In the ensuing weeks, hundreds of videos of police interactions with protesters surfaced on Twitter and other social media sites, often drawing outrage and, in some cases, swift disciplinary and legal action.

ProPublica wanted to find out what happens after these moments are caught on tape. We culled hundreds of videos to find those with the clearest examples of officers apparently using a disproportionate level of force against protesters and reached out to 40 law enforcement agencies about the 68 incidents below. For each incident, we inquired about any disciplinary action, investigations and whether the department would disclose the officer or officers involved. While some departments provided details or relevant public records, others leaned on state laws to withhold information. Here’s what we learned about each case. Do you have information about one of these cases? Tell us about it. | Related: What Has Happened to Police Filmed Hurting Protesters? So Far, Very Little →

Continue reading. Much more at the link, including videos that capture police misconduct.

Written by LeisureGuy

29 July 2020 at 9:07 am

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