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One Roadblock to Police Reform: Veteran Officers Who Train Recruits

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2020
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Andrew Rodriguez was just out of patrol school, eager to learn how to use his academy training in the real world, from real sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County.But what his field trainers tried to teach him, he testified in September, was how to be a bad cop: to lie that he had found a meth pipe in a suspect's pocket, to harass Black people for no reason, to threaten women into giving up information. When he wouldn't go along, Rodriguez said, the trainers bullied him.Field trainers "serve as gatekeepers...

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