After George Floyd, Are Juries Convicting Police Officers?

January 03 2024

Three years after the murder of George Floyd and the international outcry against police brutality, The New York Times examines the criminal justice system's progress when police officers are being held accountable. Co-founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer at the Center For Policing Equity (CPE), Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, spoke to reporter Audra D.S. Burch about the challenges still faced and the road ahead. 

The following is an excerpt from The New York Times article:

Social justice activists who are watching the cases say the different outcomes are a sign there is still work to be done, and are a way to understand shifting public attitudes on policing. But charges are just the first step in a long criminal justice process.

”You have to be able to prove the case. You have to be able to collect that evidence and to tell the story that is convincing to a jury,” said Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, which conducts research and collects data to improve policing.

Read the full story on The New York Times website.