Who should police the police? Why California can't decide

Like so many other changes to law enforcement, demands for civilian oversight of police often have their roots in outrage. Oakland’s first citizen review board came in the wake of protests over the 1979 police killing of a teenager named Melvin Black. In Los Angeles and San Jose, new accountability offices in the 1990s followed the videotaped beating of Rodney King

Now, more than two months into a nationwide movement against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the police…

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