Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Civil rights procedures
The U.S. Department of Justice outlines ways police departments can avoid the kind of civil-rights investigation Cincinnati faces now.
The steps are broad, though, leaving Cincinnati police officials unable to tell yet if the division's procedures will be deemed good enough to avoid a lawsuit.
A mission to fight crime and protect civilians' rights that is widely known and understood.
Wide public dissemination of policies governing interaction with civilians and all uses of force, with clear prohibitions on discriminating based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity or national origin.
Required initial and ongoing training on anti-discrimination, use of force and other citizen interaction, with periodic reassessments on whether officers absorb the training and continue to understand it.
Appropriate field support and supervision for officers.
Collection and regular analysis of detailed data on officers' performance, including traffic stops, searches and other activity that can give rise to civil-rights abuses.
Effective systems to identify and control misconduct and civil-rights violations, including requiring officers to report any illegal actions by other officers, regular independent audits, timely discipline and a system checked regularly by supervisors to find any officer involved in too many problem incidents.
Well-publicized complaint-reporting systems that are easily accessible to civilians and officers, plus a unit with sufficient authority and power to investigate.
Full cooperation with any external investigations.
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