Let’s Get this Straight, There is a Problem with Some Cops

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Police Brutality

We are facing a situation in Aurora, Colorado where there have been six fatal shootings by police officers in 2011 alone.  Here is an article describing all of the shootings, as well as the locations of the shootings: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/09/six_fatal_shootings_aurora_police_google_maps.php

One of my recommendations, which I recently made to the Mayor of Denver and the incoming Manager of Safety for Denver, is regular and rigorous psychological testing of police officers.  Entry examinations are not enough.  We can possibly alleviate these escalated situations if officers are tested for their mental status at regular intervals.  This isn’t about anything else than re-establishing community/police department trust.  We can do it.

See an article quoting my comments here: http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_19034139

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