Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Can Universities Fix the Police?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 18th, 2015

On a Sunday evening in July, Robin S. Engel was watching her daughter’s basketball game when her phone rang. It was the police.
A man had just been shot, an assistant chief of the Cincinnati Police Department told her. It happened near the University of Cincinnati, where Ms. Engel worked as a professor of criminal justice. The shooter was a university police officer.
The professor’s phone beeped. It was another city police commander, this time a district captain, who also wanted to keep Ms. Engel in the loop. Before long, she learned about the victim. His name was Samuel DuBose. He was 43 years old, black, and unarmed. And he was dead.

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