WashU Expert: Commonly used police diversity training unlikely to change officers’ behavior

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop earlier this month in Memphis, has become the latest face in a racial justice and police reform movement fueled by a string of…

FSU experts available to discuss police reform

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 22, 2021 | 11:38 am | SHARE: With the Biden administration embarking on its first 100 days in office, the new president has promised to make police reform a part of his agenda.Police reform became a major issue during the 2020 presidential campaign after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May and subsequent protests.

Black police officers disciplined disproportionately for misconduct, IU research finds

An examination of racial differences in the disciplining of police officers in three of the largest U.S. cities consistently found that Black officers were more frequently disciplined for misconduct than White officers, despite an essentially equal number of allegations being leveled. This included allegations of severe misconduct.