The Systems That Protect the Police

The Systems That Protect the Police

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The Minneapolis police officer whose tactics led to George Floyd’s death had a long record of complaints against him. So why was he still on patrol? Guest: Shaila Dewan, a national reporter covering criminal justice for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading:

  • Efforts to hold problem officers accountable often face resistance from unions, and juries are reluctant to second-guess police decisions.
  • Violence escalated overnight in protests across the country, with police officers under fire in St. Louis and Las Vegas. Here are the latest updates.