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Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken? University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it. Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
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May 17, 2016

For decades, police in the U.S. have used force under the Supreme Court’s rule that they can do as much as appears “reasonably necessary” to accomplish their lawful goals. But after almost two years of national attention on police shootings of blacks, a major police professional organization has proposed, for the first time, that police use force less often and with more restraint. Is this a turning point?

Chuck Wexler is Executive Director of the Police Executives Research Forum, based in Washington, D.C.

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