Culture of policing in America

January 27 2023

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, the President of the Center for Policing Equity, was interviewed on MSNBC's "11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle" to discuss the unethical conduct of the Memphis police officers involved in the arrest and killing of Tyre Nichols. During the interview, Dr. Keesee highlighted how body cameras have not been effective in holding officers accountable for their actions. She also emphasized the urgent need for accountability in policing, and the devastating impacts that Nichol’s killing on the black community. 

From the video: “I could tell you not just for me but for thousands of officers across the country. It’s devastating. It’s heartbreaking. Once again here we are, where we don’t have trust in communities of color. The interesting part of it is too for most folks who are watching we’re often surprised that all five of those officers were black. And I can tell you as a retired black officer, it is just devastating, especially after decades of our own legitimacy being questioned and really trying to make sure we are servants of the community."

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