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Police performance and accountability

This special coverage series looks at how agencies can identify problematic behavior and prioritize officer wellness, and reviews the ethics training that will develop an active bystander culture in any agency.

Early intervention systems take time and work to develop and implement and there is no “one size fits all” solution
What if training isn’t the answer? Three questions to find out
“When officers make mistakes in their career, 95% of the time it’s the fault of the department.”
Speakers at the 2021 conference reportedly encouraged officers to flirt with women, stop motorists for no reason and use pain as a “weapon”
“It’s clear that cooperation ... and progress accelerated dramatically over the past few months due to the hard work of people in the courtroom and other officers you work with,” a U.S. district judge said. “Their efforts are paying off”
Two officers and a police trainee were taking a break when a “priority one” call came in; the police trainee recalled that he was trying to prove himself and said he was “always ... ready to go” but that his training officer “didn’t move hastily”
The suspect, who was inside the cruiser at the time, was not hit by any of the bullets
The agreement set up a four-tiered response plan, which specifies benchmarks that must be reached before certain policing actions can take place
Aldermen are considering raising the mandatory retirement age from 63 to 65; the officer deployment study is required by the department’s consent decree
“Because of what I now know, I have no further desire to be associated with the New Haven Police Department in any capacity,” former New Haven Police Chief John Hallquist said
“We hear from law enforcement that [quotas take] them out of their neighborhoods, it takes them out of doing their most important job and that is to protect public safety,” one of the bill’s sponsor’s stated