The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will use federal grants to regulate police departments. Will this be enough to undo a century of policies and practices that have shielded local police from state and federal oversight?
Daniel Richman is the Paul J. Kellner Professor, Columbia Law School. Along with legal historian Sarah Seo, Richman is currently writing an article about how FBI established itself within the national policing ecosystem in the 1920s through 1960s. Paper available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3415103
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