Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
Police departments across the country are now requiring officers to wear body cameras. But a study released in the District of Columbia found that the camera requirement for officers in D.C. has had no significant effect on reducing complaints against officers or police use of force.
- Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Peter Newsham Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, DC); @pnewsham
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While police shootings in the U.S. occur on a near-daily basis, recent events locally and nationally have put race and police accountability back at the forefront of news coverage. The Kojo Nnamdi Show regularly hosts conversations on-air and in-person on the complicated relationship between race and law enforcement.
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