“There are systemic failures,” Alford said. “It’s bigger than whether you meant to be a good or bad cop that day — it’s training, it’s policy.”
The report pointed to the failures of so-called “broken windows” policing, which targets people for minor offenses, assuming that the path to more violent crime begins with things like loitering and public urination. Prestia suggested that the problem is not the theory itself, but the training of the officers.
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