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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The way our nations police officers are trained is affecting the safety of our minority communities.

Letter to the Editor: Police training should prepare officers to protect all groups

Nancy Street, Contributor May 20, 2021

As if the Black and brown lives that have been snuffed out by police without justification isn’t enough, there are other recent events that reveal the inadequate training and/or integrity of some police...

David Makin, WSU department of criminal justice and criminology professor, explored a brief timeline of policing in America and how reform should look during his Tuesday night lecture, “From Talk to Action: What Does it Mean to Reform the Police?

Policing needs to be reformed, criminology professor says

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 29, 2020

The federal police budget has grown by nearly $193 billion since the 1970s, but the increase in funds resulted in an overworked police force and a lack of accountability, a WSU professor said.  “Looking...

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people its designed to serve.

OPINION: Abolish the police

CLAIRE PADILLA June 23, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said officers attended a week-long training on use of force after the department was scrutinized for using force on a former WSU football player in 2017.

Pullman police officials outline policies, policing philosophy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 16, 2020

In Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins' open letter, he wrote that he is committed to holding himself and his department accountable so the tragedy in Minneapolis will not repeat itself in Pullman. “Condemnation...

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