Sharon Fairley Discusses Her Latest Study on Increase of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Since Killing of George Floyd

Study Finds Police Departments Limit Civilian Oversight

Today marks two years since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Floyd was arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill when officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on his neck while Floyd was handcuffed, face down.

His death triggered protests across the country and calls for civilian oversight of law enforcement.

Sharon Fairley is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In her latest work “Survey Says: The Development of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Skyrockets in the Wake of George Floyd’s Killing,” Fairley studied new entities of civil oversight of police across 100 of the largest cities across the U.S.

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