The starting point for reform of policing in the EU
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EU policy and lawmakers have committed to reforming the police and
addressing racism within law enforcement across the EU. However, policy
discussions that do not involve those most affected by police violence are
flawed from the outset. In addition, many proposals are based on a number of
inaccurate assumptions – including that bias in law enforcement is just about
individuals; that policing is disconnected from the wider criminal legal system;
and that our societies need more policing in response to societal racism.
The starting point for reform of policing in the EU addresses these assumptions and outlines how we can take a more constructive approach to policy reform.