An update on policy, corporate pledges to address systemic racism

Apr 21, 2021
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, on overhauling policing and how companies are fighting racism.
People march through the streets on April 20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, after the guilty verdict was announced for the ex-cop who murdered George Floyd.
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For police equipment company, body camera business has been booming

Aug 3, 2020
Body cameras have become a point of debate over police accountability.
Body cameras have become a critical point of debate over police accountability, but some worry about the equipment infringing on protesters' privacy.
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Implicit bias training for police officers is big business

Jun 2, 2020
But does the training change behaviors? Some researchers say it's hard to measure effectiveness.
While research has shown improvements with some techniques, there aren’t really any standards for bias training.
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Private insurance companies can play a powerful role in reforming police practices

Police insurers wants to make sure that the departments they cover minimize risk for liability.
Insurance companies actually work with police departments to manage risk. There's a chance that makes things worse, too.
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Understanding "the hidden costs of police misconduct" for cities nationwide

"You have cities out there borrowing money to pay off judgments because of brutal and corrupt police officers," said Marc Morial of the National Urban League.
Marc Morial with the National Urban League says police reform "also means how you deploy your resources, where you put your focus."
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Mall of America fails in legal bid to stop protest

Dec 23, 2015
Black Lives Matter says it will demonstrate at the mall today.

Does diversity make a difference in policing?

Jun 8, 2015
Civil rights advocates call for more minority recruiting to police forces.
Some civil rights advocates believe increasing police diversity will help with problems of racial profiling.
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Police departments grapple with body camera costs

Apr 22, 2015
Implementing the cameras costs means more than just new equipment.

Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

Mar 16, 2015
Experts say police departments don't keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.