CJR Statement on the Deadly Assault of Tyre Nichols by the Memphis Police Department
This tragedy highlights the ongoing issue of police brutality and abuse of authority in law enforcement. While diversity in hiring and better training are important steps, they cannot bridge the deep divide between police and communities that have suffered from excessive policing and a lack of resources for far too long.
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Unemployment remains high among the formerly incarcerated after serving their sentences for non-violent crimes, contributing to community unemployment, and fatherlessness, perpetuating a cycle of disadvantage which contributes to future crime.
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Recommendations for Improving Police Culture
With heightened public concern over police misconduct, calls for reform in law enforcement practices are growing, and bills are being introduced at the federal, state, and local levels. The impact of Tyre Nichols' death has inspired a reconsideration of police culture. Our action briefs offer effective and culturally-sensitive solutions to tackle the challenges faced by the police department.
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