May 22, 2015

Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass. Now, they greet him and start a conversation. "It takes a lot longer to walk down the halls," said Satterberg, the elected prosecutor in Seattle's King County. The friendlier attitude...

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