The ways police are trained to use force and to work in communities of color are being scrutinized in the wake of shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland, as well as the death of Eric Garner in New York. Judy Woodruff discusses training with New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman, David Klinger of the University of Missouri and Ronald Hampton, former head of the National Black Police Association.
The recent shooting of an Emotionally Disturbed man in Mt. Vernon brings into question proper oversight and accountability of the Mt. Vernon City Government over its police department. Sergeant Michael Marcucilli has been identified as one of the officers that fired several times in shooting of an emotionally disturbed black male around 10am, Friday morning. […]