Action Briefs

Americans are demanding changes to law enforcement protocols as a response to the epidemic of police misconduct. Bills are being developed at the federal, state, and local levels, with much of the legislation pointing to the murder of George Floyd as the sentinel event for the reimagination of policing.

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is playing an active role in this discussion with the formation of our National Police Reform Advisory Group, a collective of scholars, practitioners, and community members, most of whom have police training experience. The group’s recommendations for our Action Briefs calls for common sense reforms that protect citizens and hold officers accountable for misconduct at all levels, while simultaneously protecting public safety.