Police Accountability

Suffolk County police
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On Long Island, both Suffolk and Nassau County have been conducting state mandated reviews of their police departments. Both counties have formed task forces to study potential reforms and both counties have received mixed reactions.

Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis
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Suffolk County Police Department is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, next month to lead a training on implicit bias in policing.

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Researchers from Yale analyzed close to 5,000 cases of police shootings and found people of color have been killed by police significantly more than white people over the past five years.

A New York City protester holds up a "Black Lives Matter" sign on Sept. 23, 2020, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
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Voters in three Connecticut cities favor reallocating police funding to social services — that’s according to a new poll from the ACLU of Connecticut.