Police Education Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?
Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
In late May, when video began circulating of George Floyd trapped under the knee of a police officer, struggling to breathe, it was the latest reminder of America’s failure to address the racism and brutality that pervades U.S. policing.
For those who train and educate law enforcement officials, Floyd’s death—along with the recent police killings of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and other Black Americans—was also a moment of reckoning, prompting some of those educators to examine their role in preparing officers for a profession responsible for so much senseless violence.