Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 474 , Segment 1
Episode: Police Perspectives, Baby Talk, Obesity
- Jan 25, 2017
- 18:44 mins
Guest: Rich Morin, Senior Editor at Pew Research Center The Obama Administration was marked by polarized debate over race and policing. The shooting deaths of several black men by white officers led to street protests in many cities and gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement. Under President Obama, the Department of Justice investigated 25 police departments for misconduct and placed nearly a dozen under sanction. President Trump’s nominee to head the justice department has questioned whether the Obama administration has treated police departments fairly. What do police themselves think? For one thing, most officers say the much-publicized, fatal encounters between blacks and police have made it harder to do their job. But a survey of police in large and mid-sized cities nationwide also finds a racial divide within law enforcement: black and white officers see the situation differently. Check out "Behind the Badge" here.