Disturbing Pattern in Dismissal of Domestic Violence Cases in Nashville
The Nashville, Tennessee, Police dismissed thousands of domestic violence cases, raising serious questions about whether the cases were properly handled. In at least two cases the department dismissed the cases even though the victims told detectives they wanted to press charges. In at least one other case, detectives failed to document a man’s threats to stab his wife to death. Read the story: tennessean1
Crime Fighting Strategy for Omaha
Local crime fighting strategies should be based on national “Best Practices.” This op-ed piece in the Omaha World Herald argues that to respond effectively to its gun violence problem, the Omaha community should seek out experts from across the country. OP Ed Piece
Officer Remained on Nashville Force Despite Serious Disciplinary Record
A former Nashville police officer, now now facing several criminal charges for sexual assault, remained on the force despite three disciplinary actions in his first year on the job. The police department claimed it could not reach one of the women in the later sexual assault cases, but a reporter for the Nashville Tennesseean quickly reached her from a phone number in a police report. The case of former officer Jeffrey Poole raises questions about the practices in the department’s internal affairs unit. Read the story: tennessean2
Patrol Car Video Cameras in Dallas
Walker comments on patrol car video cameras as an accountability tool. DallasVideoCams
Comments on the 2009 Professor Gates Case in Cambridge, MA
Comments on the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates and the question of racial profiling by the Cambridge, Massachusetts police.
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Domestic Violence Cases in Nashville
Read Walker’s comments on the suspiciously high rate of dismissals of domestic violence cases by the Nashville, TN Police Department.
NY Times: Comments on the DOJ Investigation of New Orleans Police
Comments on Justice Department intervention in New Orleans Police Department.
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Justice Department Investigation of New Orleans Police Department
Justice Department intervention in New Orleans Police Department