- Jan 22, 2019
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Some California police are biased. A report says they have no clear plans to fix thatquote
A scathing new report by California's Auditor of five large police departments across the state found evidence of officer bias against women, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ people, as well as woefully inadequate department policies and procedures to stop discrimination or investigate incidents once they come to light.
The report also says none of the departments have developed or implemented a clear plan to address bias and discrimination among their officers. "Without a comprehensive approach to guard against the presence and effects of bias," the report says, "the departments will be less able to identity, mitigate, and address bias."
State auditors looked at both on-duty interactions with the public and publicly available social media posts of hundreds of officers. Auditors conceded their report is a snapshot and not intended "to catalogue every instance of biased conduct or statements by officers at these departments. Our work encompassed only a limited number of internal investigations and the publicly shared views of a selection of officers," auditors wrote.
To critics, it will be seen as yet more evidence of systemic racism in American law enforcement and the need for wider structural changes in the screening, hiring, training, supervision, and oversight of police.
Stop Hiring People because they fit some historical image profile!
Require Minimum 2 yrs of Sociology and Psychology Studies and Training, and during that 2 yr they must complete xxx hours of Public Service at Non Profit Organizations.
Potential Recruit can be selected and given Grant support for the Schooling and Training, and they commit themselves to xxx hours of service at a Non Profit as part of their Programming before they are admitted to the Police Academy to become Police Officers.
- That Public Service work must be spread across Community Areas that deal with broad range of Demographic Locations within the City that provide Non Profit Public Service.