Power-Shifting in Policing

The need for transformative change to policing is clear. But the United States continues to grapple with what that change should look like – and who should have the power to decide. In this episode, Professor Jocelyn Simonson speaks to why we should view the regulation of policing through what she terms “the power lens,” and outlines the importance of shifting power over policing to directly impacted communities. Tracey Corder, a Deputy Campaign Director for the Action Center on Race and the Economy and an organizer with the People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom, joins us to discuss her work and explore what power-shifting looks like in practice.

To learn more about this topic, take a look at Professor Jocelyn Simonson’s Article, Police Reform Through a Power Lens, recently published in the Yale Law Journal.