Outrage over the failure of district attorneys inMissouri and New York to obtain Indictments against police who killed unarmed black men have fueled accusations that prosecutors won’t bring charges against officers they depend on daily. Many say case of possible excessive force by police should be taken out of the hands of local district attorneys. In Ontario, the Special Investigations Unit handles all cases in which officers have been accused of hurting or killing someone, and can bring criminal charges.
Should a special prosecutor always be given responsibility when police are accused of excessive force?
The System Must Counteract Prosecutors’ Natural Sympathies