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In recent local and national news stories there has been discussion about the need for transparency in policing and for mechanisms to exist to hold officers accountable.
Transparency and accountability are fundamental to any efforts to improve policing and create trust. What are the most important elements of transparency and accountability?
Some of the tools that have been used are
• body and squad cams
• civilian review boards
• independent investigations of all officer-involved shootings
• access to policing statistics
• tracking police stops and other encounters by race
• removing barriers to reporting police misconduct.
Are there examples of where these things are making a difference? What is required for these things to be adopted? What can communities and advocates do to engage in the process of transparency and accountability?
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Jason Sole Bio
Jason Sole is currently a criminal justice educator at Hamline University after having served as a professor at Metropolitan State University for over seven years. He is a national keynote speaker and trainer. Alongside his career, Jason is the president of the Minneapolis NAACP and is changing policies that create disparate outcomes for people of color. In addition, Sole was a 2013 Bush Fellow who focused on reducing the recidivism rate among juveniles throughout the state of Minnesota. He is currently traveling the country discussing his memoir, From Prison to Ph.D.: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances.