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New Transparency Law Sheds Light on How Police Departments Discipline Officers

23 min
at 10:00 AM
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The Bay Area News Group and KQED have sifted through newly-released files outlining how Bay Area police officers are disciplined for major offenses. The files became available for the first time under a new police transparency law took that took effect this year. KQED reporters Sukey Lewis and Alex Emslie join us in studio to share their findings into how police misconduct is handled, from a Burlingame cop who asked a woman to trade sex for help with a DUI charge to a Rio Vista cop using excessive force on a hit and run suspect.

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Alex Emslie, reporter, KQED News

Sukey Lewis, reporter, KQED