WFAE (CHARLOTTE, NC), 10 DECEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s actions in the aftermath of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting are about to face an outside review. A Washington, D.C., group called The Police Foundation will conduct the review. In this report, WFAE’s David Boraks looks at some of The Police Foundation’s history and what we can – and can’t – expect from the assessment of CMPD.
The Police Foundation has been around since 1970, when it was founded by the Ford Foundation to study how to improve policing in the U.S. The group’s president, Jim Beeurmann, says cities and police departments hire the foundation for its expertise … and its independence.