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A Tale of Two Committees: Comparing Police Officer Standard and Training (POST) Bodies

Nino C. Monea

No 39nxk, SocArXiv from Center for Open Science

Abstract: Every state has a Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) body responsible for credentialling law enforcement, and usually, decertifying them for misconduct. Oregon and Kansas are outliers in that they share disciplinary decisions online. This Article examines 400 decisions from the two states—every decision available as far back as records go through the end of 2022—to analyze how these agencies operate in practice. It finds that, much like other police oversight bodies, these POSTs often fail to hold officers to account or act transparently. Even so, state POSTs have an important role to play in protecting the public and maintaining high standards, and policy recommendations are made based on the review of these cases. Among them: greater transparency, better data collection, and strengthening POSTs.

Date: 2023-11-03
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