Washington law enforcement will soon be required to learn the history of race and policing, will it be enough to spark change?

May 11 2021

From the article: "...Chris Burbank is the vice president of strategic partnerships with the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that works to reduce racial disparities in policing violence through data and has contracted with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). A lot of law enforcement training is focused on responding to situations met in the field, he said.

“How often do [they] set up scenarios where you don’t engage in any force?” Burbank asked.

He believes that more attention should be given in training to these types of no-force situations and that racial justice and education needs to be baked into every lesson for law enforcement officers..."

By Ashley Archibald

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