What to make of Tyre Nichols’s killers, the response, and Black communities’ agony

February 07 2023

In her Op-Ed article published in The Hill, Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, President of the Center for Policing Equity, addresses the issue of race in policing in the wake of Tyre Nichols' killing by Memphis police officers. She emphasizes that even though the officers involved were black, this does not negate the fact that systemic racism remains deeply embedded in law enforcement policies and practices. Dr. Keesee highlights the urgent need for law enforcement agencies to address and uproot the cultural and structural issues that underlie police abuse and brutality.

From the coverage: “This country must replace its attachment to violence and systems of punishment with systems of care that provide all communities, particularly Black and Brown communities that have so long lived with burdensome policing, with the resources they need not only to stay safe but to thrive.” 

Continue reading at TheHill.com.