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Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit

How are police trained, and what kind of education do they get? A 2014 study by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education found the more educated an officer was, the less likely they would use force during an encounter.

Incidents of police misconduct here in the Bay Area and nationwide have fueled widespread public concern. That’s what inspired filmmaker Pete Nicks to make his documentary movie “The Force,” which is out right now.

Is increased economic opportunity the key to better relations between police and communities of color?  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the connection between policing and economic opportunity.   How does the lack of opportunity drive confrontations between police and citizens – and how does our approach to crime and punishment undermine opportunity in already-challenged neighborhoods?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Who are police today? On the January 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race and justice with a conversation about police departments across the country. The total number of minority police officers has risen, but they’re concentrated in larger cities. The percentage of white cops is more than 30 points higher than in the communities they serve, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. What does the police force look like in your area? It's Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.