Threats of violence around the inauguration are just the latest concern in a tumultuous year for police. Megan Cloherty of WTOP spoke with officers in the area who spoke candidly about the changes and issues they saw.
Police are concerned ahead of the presidential inauguration following the attack on the United States Capitol where police have become the target of mob violence. This is just the latest concern of a tumultuous year in law enforcement.
WTOP investigative reporter Megan Cloherty spoke to police officers in Washington area departments for her series “Policing through Change.” Promised of anonymity, they were outspoken about the new challenges in high-risk employment brought on by the pandemic, the social unrest leading to a change in public sentiment and the resulting police legislative reforms. This series aims to share the opinions of local agents on these topics.
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