Lessons from Brooklyn Park

Lessons from Brooklyn Park

Last week the chief of the Brooklyn Park, Minn., police department released a video from last November that shows Officer Sean Hyman in a fight for his life. The incident began as a simple loud music complaint. After initial contact with the car's occupant, 25-year-old Lance Carr, ...
New National Standards?

New National Standards?

As I learned early on in my supervisory career from my boss Dane Cuny: “Remember there are always unintended consequences to any decision. So think them through before you make ‘em.” From Washington Post the other day: “Legislation set to be introduced to Congress on Thursday would ...
Wag the Dog: Cops Are Out of Control!!

Wag the Dog: Cops Are Out of Control!!

That’s the almost totally uncontested narrative by everyone from Hillary Clinton to the media outlets and of course the—too many to count—activist groups chanting in the streets, disrupting city council meetings, and sitting in the lobby of police stations: the cops are out of ...
Bodycam + Analysis: Glendale (Ohio) Shoot

Bodycam + Analysis: Glendale (Ohio) Shoot

3 ½ minutes that will forever be on the mind of Glendale, Ohio, police officer Josh Hilling has just been released. That period of time when a man named Javier Aleman, armed with a knife, advanced towards Hilling and repeatedly begged the officer to “kill” him was captured on the ...
The Bias of 1.566 Seconds

The Bias of 1.566 Seconds

40-year-old Freddy Centeno was shot and killed by two Fresno police officers last September. The officers, who fired simultaneously at the man, were wearing fully operational body-worn cameras (BWCs). Consequently the entire—albeit very brief—incident was recorded and has now ...

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