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To Protect and Serve: New Trends in State-Level Policing Reform, 2015-2016

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This collection of resources from the Vera Institute of Justice describes the new trends of state level policing practices from 2015 and 2016. At that time, 34 states and the District of Columbia passed at least 79 bills, executive orders, or resolutions to change some aspect of policing policy or practice. The Vera Institute of Justice found that states focused reform efforts in the following three areas: improving policing practices around use of force, racial profiling, and vulnerable populations; documenting police operations through the increased use of body-worn cameras, enhanced protections for public recordings of police, and new requirements for maintaining and reporting data on police operations; and improving accountability in instances of police use of force and misconduct cases, especially those incidents that result in death.

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