New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost Trust’

New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost Trust’

Senate Republicans have introduced a large bill of police reform called the JUSTICE Act  that includes measures to improve reporting, increase penalties for officers falsifying police reports, offer funding for additional training programs in de-escalation and non-violent policing, and to create a new Criminal Justice Commission that will continually make … Read more

Chattanooga Police Updates Policy to Require Officers to Intervene in Cases of Brutality and Report It

Chattanooga Police Updates Policy to Require Officers to Intervene in Cases of Brutality and Report It

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Police Chief has updated his department’s Code of Conduct, saying his officers have a duty to intervene—and to report it—when others in the department commit acts of brutality or abuses of power. Chief David Roddy announced the changes Monday, and also highlighted existing policy regarding how to deal … Read more

Libertarian-Democrat Partnership in US House Drafts Legislation to Make Police Answerable to the Law Once Again

Libertarian-Democrat Partnership in US House Drafts Legislation to Make Police Answerable to the Law Once Again

In response to recent public demand for greater accountability of police officers, a former-Libertarian presidential candidate, Michigan Congressman Justin Amash (L-MI), along with Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a bill in the House to end the doctrine of ‘qualified immunity’ which makes it so difficult for private citizens to pursue legal … Read more