An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct

Stinson, 50, has become an indispensable source for researchers and reporters looking into alleged crimes and acts of violence by police officers because he has built a database tracking thousands of incidents in which officers were arrested since 2005. His data has shown that even the few police officers who are arrested for drunken driving are rarely convicted and that arrests spike for cops who have been on the force 18 years or longer, contrary to prior research showing it was mostly new officers who were acting out.

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