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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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Barriers to Investigating 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. The focus of this report is on recommendations 10-13 which speak to provisions in the contracts that make it difficult to investigate and be transparent about police misconduct.

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Race Discrimination on the Prince George’s Police Force – Thinking Freely Podcast

ACLU of Maryland

For this Black History Month, podcast hosts sat down with an African American officer, Lieutenant Sonya Zollicoffer, second vice president of the United Black Police Officers Association, and with a Latino officer Retired Captain Joe Perez, president of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association. They talk about why they and over 10 other Officers of Color decided to file a lawsuit against Prince George’s County Police Department challenging the department’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct.

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The Secret List of Convicted Cops

Reveal

When police officers misbehave, why does it often remain a secret? This Reveal podcast episode follows reporter Robert Lewis as he tries to report on a secret list of police officers with criminal convictions. Next, Nikka Singh of “Snap Judgment” tells the story of one officer who has been able to stay employed at a series of police departments, despite repeated allegations of serious misconduct. Finally, host Al Letson sits down with Patrick Yoes, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), to find out how the largest association of police officers in the United States looks at transparency, accountability and standards for misconduct.

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Police Union Contracts

Stephen Rushin (University of Alabama School of Law)

A report that demonstrates that police departments’ internal disciplinary procedures, often established through the collective bargaining process, can serve as barriers to officer accountability.

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Police Unions

Catherine L. Fisk & L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law)

For all the public controversy over police unions, there is relatively little legal scholarship on them. Neither the legal nor the social science literature on policing and police reform has explored the opportunities and constraints that labor law offers in thinking about organizational change. The scholarly deficit has substantial public policy consequences, as groups ranging from Black Lives Matter to the U.S. Department of Justice are proposing legal changes that will require the cooperation of police labor organizations to implement. This Article fills that gap.

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Check the Police: Police Union Contract Review

Campaign Zero

The Campaign Zero team reviewed police union contracts of 81 of America’s 100 largest cities and police bill of rights in all 15 states with such legislation to identify the ways in which these policies make it more difficult to hold police accountable. This resource includes a report and an interactive chart to learn more about contract stipulations in each state.

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