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U.S. police training is subpar

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year sparked a series of protests against police brutality and police conduct that have not stopped. Despite the United States being a “developed” country, the police force in the U.S. is not as effective in police training as other countries, which is the root cause […]

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New bill requires LGBTQ+ training

The California legislature recently approved a new law that requires peace officers to receive specific training on sexual orientation and gender identity, and how to properly address hate crimes and acts of domestic violence involving these groups.

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Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker, activist and filmmaker, was the fourth part of the Ferguson discussion series Tuesday in the Chapel. / photo by Mariela Patron

Panelists discuss Ferguson

University of La Verne faculty, staff and students discussed police reformation, civilians’ right to protest and effectiveness of voting during the panel “Community Justice: Com­munity-Based Alternatives to Traditional Law Enforce­ment,” Tuesday in the Chapel.

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