In Memphis, people call for police reform after Tyre Nichols' killing

January 27 2023

NPR’s Ari Shapiro spoke with Center for Policing Equity CEO Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff about how the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis reveals broader implications about police department culture and diversity. Dr. Goff emphasizes the importance of diversifying police departments, providing more resources, and limiting the use of police force in nonfatal accidents. 

From the coverage: “ Policing is set up to do a set of things. It does that with ruthless efficiency. It is not set up ideally for community safety because, to do that, you need to do investment. And so there are people who would say policing hasn't gotten better, but it hasn't gotten worse because it continues to do those things efficiently. And in there, I talk about both activists and the chiefs with whom I work.”

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