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OPINION: Crisis Management Is What Doctors Do Every Day. The Police Can and Must Do Better.

by Dr. Daniel H. Low, Dr. Amish J. Dave, and Dr. Rajneet S. Lamba


In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, a broad array of activists and public figures have called for defunding the police in towns and cities across the nation. For many Americans, police officers are often the first responders to small and large crises. While surveys suggest much of the public wants police reform, there is concern that defunding efforts could erode the safety of our communities. Other voices argue that mere police reform is insufficient. Research has shown that measures such as implicit bias training, body cam usage, and firing problem officers with a history of misconduct have not led to meaningful change. In the interest of public safety, we are all vested in understanding how acute crises would be addressed if we were to defund police departments.

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Under New Policy, Seattle Police at Demonstrations Must Turn on Body Cameras

by Chetanya Robinson


Seattle police officers are now required to turn on body cameras while working during demonstrations, following an executive order from Mayor Jenny Durkan issued June 10, and a temporary department policy change, effective immediately, ordered by Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

“Activating officers’ body-worn camera video during demonstrations is an important way to provide additional accountability and help restore public confidence,” said Mayor Durkan in a statement. Continue reading Under New Policy, Seattle Police at Demonstrations Must Turn on Body Cameras