Watching the Watchmen

Too many Americans today live in fear that they may suffer abuse or excessive force at the hands of police officers who are sworn to protect them.

To keep Americans safer, the federal government and state and local governments need to match continued investments in policing with reforms that make law enforcement agencies as a whole — as well as individual officers — more accountable to the communities that they serve.

Cities need to establish clear and consistent procedures for the independent review of the use of force by law enforcement officers.

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