Since We Last Spoke: Policing Tactics - Pacific Standard

Since We Last Spoke: Policing Tactics

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(Photo: Sam Quinones)

(Photo: Sam Quinones)

For our January/February cover story, “This Is How Gangs End,” Sam Quinones argued that the Los Angeles Police Department has largely stamped out the most violent gang behavior, thanks in part to tactics introduced by chief William Bratton, who took over the department in 2002. Since press time, Bratton, who now leads the NYPD, has faced criticism and protests over some of those same “broken windows” tactics, in response to a grand jury declining to indict two of his officers for Eric Garner’s death. Those tactics include aggressive enforcement of misdemeanors, “stop and frisk” searches, and seizure of property under civil forfeiture.

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