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.

Opinion: Police Accountability Requires Real Consequences by Henry Gage III