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Police Use of Force, Training, and a Way Forward After the Death of George Floyd

Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments)
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"Ron Tyler, professor of law and director of Stanford Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic, and Suzanne Luban, clinical supervising attorney and lecturer in law, discuss the Floyd case and offer suggestions for a way forward.

Do you know of any efforts to address police accountability and department transparency?

Luban: Currently, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) is proposing legislation in Calififornia creating an independent review body called the California Justice Commission, to review complaints of police misconduct and abuse, investigate cases and actually file charges and prosecute law enforcement officers.  Vesting power in an independent, civilian review entity would go a long way toward ensuring meaningful oversight. Police agencies and local district attorneys have a conflict of interest that prevents them from fairly investigating and disciplining their own officers."

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