How a Baltimore detective teaches about implicit bias

Jul 7, 2020
"I do feel optimistic," says Edward Gillespie, an instructor at the city's police academy. "But it's not going to be an easy fight."
Protesters in Baltimore demand better police accountability and racial equality following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015.
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Lessons from Camden, the city that disbanded (and rebuilt) a police force

Camden disbanded its city force and the county took over policing, with an emphasis on building community relations.
The Camden County Police Department was officially created in May 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. Pictured: CCPD patrol officers speaking with Camden resident Wilfredo Ortiz in August 2013.
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Community policing: a more holistic approach to law enforcement

The idea is to create more formal partnerships between community members and officers to foster greater trust.
A social worker and member of the Prevention and Protection service help a homeless man in Paris in 2014.
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Policing both sides of the border in Nogales

Feb 10, 2017
A look at what it's like for members of law enforcement here and in Mexico.
Mexican police officer Romero Garcia (foreground). 
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Training is in short supply for police forces

Jun 12, 2015
Professional development is lacking, experts say, but costs can be prohibitory.
Tritobia Ford lights candles at a memorial for her son, Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, at the site where he was shot and killed by two LAPD officers in August, on December 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 
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