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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One"

The story is at The New Republic. In part:

Progressive leaders in law enforcement have recently called on researchers at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) to create the first national database on police behavior. That means we will know how many people are stopped, and how often force is used—and against whom. With the help of the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, and several philanthropic associations, the goal is to begin issuing reports from the database two years from now, perhaps even sooner. As a lead investigator of the database and president of CPE, I am excited about the insights we can gain about race and policing once we finally create an honest accounting of the issues. I am, like so many others though, troubled by why it has taken this long to make a plan to fix such a long-lasting problem.

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