Washington, DC – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland told a virtual conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs (IAPC) on Monday that he was launching new rules governing the monitors charged with overseeing police reforms in specific jurisdictions.
Garland quickly established himself as an aggressive enforcer of police reforms after he was appointed by President Joe Biden and has launched “pattern or practice” investigations so far in the Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Louisville police departments, The Washington Post reported.
The attorney general said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had completed a four-month review of the monitoring teams who were being assigned to oversee changes at local levels and assessed the effectiveness and what they were costing the local jurisdictions. Monitoring teams have typically billed local taxpayers between $1 million and $2 million annually, and some monitors have served on teams in more than one city at the same time, The […]
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