In an opinion piece written for the Sacramento Bee, writer Marcos Brenton brings to our attention that the law is written in favor of police, yet often hurts them rather than helps them.
The law he is referencing is the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act of 1976. He writes:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put a halt to federal involvement, and several police departments are not happy about it.
According to the article “Rollback of Federal Police Reform Program Riles Advocates”, the DOJ is switching gears – rather than focus on police-community relations, they’re focusing on gangs...Read More
Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to be a bit wishy washy in his statements; according to CBS News, he said the following to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers:
"You, more than perhaps any other law enforcement organization, represent crucial ambassadors to some of the communities that trust law enforcement...Read More