Northwestern University Conference Tackles Implicit Bias In Cops

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4.
Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4.
Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4.
Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4.

Northwestern University Conference Tackles Implicit Bias In Cops

After the police killing of Michael Brown in 2014, Northwestern’s Center for Public Safety started a program to help fix police-community relationships through exploring implicit bias (or subconscious stereotyping) in cops. The director of the program, David Bradford, says police should be focused on improving the quality of life for everyone in the communities they serve.

WBEZ’s Greta Johnsen reports.