Reimagining Policing: Progress to Date

Reimagining Policing: Progress to Date

A report from the Obama Foundation's MBK Alliance reflects on the organization's June 2020 call to mayors and city officials to review police-use-of-force policies and/or ways to redefine public safety and combat systemic racism within law enforcement; engage with their communities and include diverse input, experiences, and stories in the process; share their findings with the community and seek feedback; and implement reforms. According to the report, Reimagining Policing: Progress to Date, more than three hundred and thirty-seven jurisdictions in forty-three states as well as Washington, D.C., have taken the Reimagining Policing Pledge, including the ten U.S. cities with the largest population. The report highlights examples of cities engaging residents, reviewing and updating use-of-force policies, creating new programs, and implementing budget reforms, as well as insights from Black law enforcment officers and takeaways from four workshops dedicated to police accountability and reform, community-centered innovations, representative and open public review processes, and data in policing.

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