Biden wants more transparency for police disciplinary records. Experts say it’s harder than it sounds.

July 31, 2021 - August 3, 2021

By Taylor Avery

From the article: "Communities have been calling for public access to police disciplinary records for decades, but police responses have been mixed, says Dr. Tracie Keesee, senior vice president of justice initiatives and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, a think tank that researches policing practices."

"...When a complaint is lodged against an officer, an investigation is completed either internally by the department or externally by a third party, depending on that department’s policy. If found to be true, the officer is disciplined, although how that discipline is determined varies widely from organization to organization, said Keesee, who worked for the Denver Police Department for 25 years."

 

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