Shortage In Police Ranks Threatens Diversity Effort

Two years after George Floyd’s murder renewed long-standing calls for reform including diversifying police departments, law enforcement agencies are still wrestling with ways to rebuild community trust.

And it’s happening at a time when officers are leaving the profession in droves, crippling recruitment efforts.

Why it matters: Law enforcement experts say that building police forces that better reflect the communities they serve is one way to combat distrust and could even reduce police violence.

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