Opinion: Police Accountability Requires Real Consequences by Henry Gage III
It is profoundly disappointing to discover that Chief Kirkpatrick believes her officers’ use of lethal force against an unconscious man was “within law and policy,” as Chief Kirkpatrick writes in her addendum to the Executive Force Review Board Report. This is not the language of a reformer. This is a failure to advocate for progressive changes to both law and policy. Kirkpatrick’s addendum is an attempt to calcify an unacceptable status quo.