Rethinking Police Accountability: A Call To Change Police Protections

Disciplining and prosecuting police who break or skirt the law is not an easy task in the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH PROTEST CHICAGO
People confront police officers during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH PROTEST CHICAGO
People confront police officers during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rethinking Police Accountability: A Call To Change Police Protections

Disciplining and prosecuting police who break or skirt the law is not an easy task in the U.S.

American police officers are known to have wide ranging work and legal protections when it comes to harm done on the job.

Reset talks with two legal scholars about the legal and social landscape of accountability for officers and why it’s so hard to prosecute bad acting officers for misconduct.

GUEST: Ekow N. Yankah, professor at Cardozo School of Law

William Baude, professor at University of Chicago Law School