Sunday, September 13, 2020

Void the police contracts

Andrew Koppelman

Police unions all over the US have negotiated contracts that protect officers from discipline for misconduct.  The result is that, so long as these deals are in force, cities are stuck with officers who are uncontrollably reckless and violent.  But a body of forgotten law from the nineteenth century shows that states can free themselves from these fetters.

I explain in a new column at The Hill, here.

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