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Civilian Police Review Boards: Toothless Testaments to Institutional Racism


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Erica Bailey, daughter of Aaron Bailey, wipes a tear during a news conference, Oct. 31, 2017, in Indianapolis. Two Indianapolis police officers won't face criminal charges for the June shooting death of Aaron Bailey, who crashed his car while fleeing from a traffic stop, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Erica Bailey, daughter of Aaron Bailey, wipes a tear during a news conference announcing that the Indianapolis police officers who shot her father in the back 15 times, killing him, won’t face criminal charges. Oct. 31, 2017. AP | Darron Cummings.

Civilian review boards fail to stop the bleeding in their communities thanks to their institutional toothlessness. Their lack the authority to subpoena police or investigate police abuse leaves them at the mercy of police to self-investigate.

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