Tarleton State University’s School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies partnered with the Texas A&M University Law School last week to host the first-ever U.S. conference on the use of federal consent decrees to implement police reform.
Members of the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, federal judges and monitors, and police chiefs from major cities exchanged ideas on best practices and lessons learned.
Consent decrees for police reform are the result of the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which allows the DOJ to open investigations into local and state law enforcement suspected of civil rights violations.

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