In training or recruitment or whatever it would be to make their officers more competent.
That female cop was incompetent as fuck. what the fuck was that? There was absolutely no attempt to descale the situation, pulled a gun with a civilian bus driver right in behind the guy, then ran towards the guy with the gun drawn.. Jesus christ, do they not get training?
The answer is no they don't. To become a cop in America it takes about 4-6 months. To become a cop in England, for example (this is just one country of many), it takes 3 YEARS. You're basically getting a degree if you want to become a police officer in England. It's just a big mess in America where money is king and justice takes a back seat.
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Yes, there needs to be reform, and a changing in how police think. The situation has not gotten worse, just more public. It used to be that if a cop shot someone, or beat someone up, it wasn't broadcast to the world in moments.
First we need to de-militarize law enforcement, the SWAT concept started as a good idea, there are highly trained, and well armed groups out there who may well misuse that power, (SWAT started as a response to the Black Panther Uprising: witnessla.com/.../), but we don't need an army to bust a drug dealer, who is sitting stoned in his house, unarmed.
Second we need to de-emphasize lethal combat (honestly there really is no need with modern technology for common law enforcement to carry deadly weapons at all), and emphasize negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Again there is a time and a place for lethal force, but it should NEVER be a first response.1