It’s Time for a Uniform Code of Police Justice

Police officers patrol Times Square in New York City, July 3, 2015. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Police reform should be modeled after the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Increased accountability would benefit the police as much as the communities they serve.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and subsequent protests throughout the U.S. have once again brought issues of race, justice, and police accountability to the center of our national debate. The tragedy of Mr. Floyd’s death is compounded by the deaths of many other unarmed Americans at the hands of those entrusted to serve and protect our communities: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Tony Timpa, and others. As a result of these tragedies, the public’s confidence in the police has decreased. Many have reasonably come to wonder: How can a police officer kill


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