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Police Unions and the Obstacles They Pose

Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability

This memo provides brief background information on the history of police unions in the United States and their role in relation to the policing profession. It also highlights the obstacles that police unions and their contracts create for accountability, reform efforts, and campaigns that challenge police union power in order to overcome those obstacles. The relatively successful case study of Austin, TX is detailed as an example for challenging police union power at the local level. Finally, this memo provides specific recommendations for research, organizing, and policy developments when challenging police union power.

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Nix the Six – Police Unions

Campaign Zero

Across the country, police unions have written contracts and laws that make it almost impossible to hold police accountable. We reviewed police union contracts in nearly 600 cities and “Police Bill of Rights” laws in 20 states. Learn how police unions and police Bills of Rights create obstacles and how they look in your state.

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Police Fired/Rehired

Washington Post

Since 2006, the nation’s largest police departments have fired at least 1,881 officers for misconduct that betrayed the public’s trust, from cheating on overtime to unjustified shootings. But The Washington Post has found that departments have been forced to reinstate more than 450 officers after appeals required by union contracts.

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No Justice, No Deal: Accountability through Police Contract Negotiations

Policy Link

Police contracts can create barriers to just and safe policing or provide guidance and structures that hold law enforcement accountable to communities. The contract negotiations process itself can provide a rare opening for community demands to be heard. Join PolicyLink and experts from around the country to learn about how campaigns in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, TX, leveraged police contract negotiations into calls for more accountability, made secretive contract negotiations more transparent, and worked to address the excessive power of police unions.

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Problems with Community Control of Police and Proposals for Alternatives

Mariame Kaba

Created by Beth Richie, Dylan Rodríguez, Mariame Kaba, Melissa Burch, Rachel Herzing, and Shana Agid. This resource explains community control of the police and community review boards, going over some criticisms/shortfalls and then offering potential solutions and alternatives.

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We Want Freedom: End the War Against Black Philadelphians NOW!

Black Philly Radical Collective

During this time of rebellion against police terrorism and state violence, the Black Philly Radical Collective (a group of 12 organizations including Black Lives Matter Philly and Philly for Real Justice) has listed immediately actionable demands for the City of Philadelphia.

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Barriers to Identifying Police Misconduct – A Series on Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. This report focuses on recommendations 1-4 made by the CPCA, which speak to provisions in the contracts that make it difficult to identify police misconduct.

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Conditions That Make Lying Easy – A Series on Police Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. The focus of this report is on recommendations 5 and 6, which speak to provisions in the contracts that enable collusion and make it easier for officers to lie about misconduct.

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Requirements that Evidence of Misconduct be Ignored or Destroyed – A Series on Accountability and Union Contracts by the CPCA

Chicago Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability

This is one part in a four-part series of reports on police accountability and union contracts in Chicago. The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) has proposed 14 critical reforms to Chicago’s police union contracts which can have a significant impact in ending the code of silence and increasing police accountability. The focus of this report is on recommendations 7, 8 and 9, which speak to the provisions in the contracts that require officials to ignore or destroy evidence of officer misconduct.

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