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Post public police documents online, in Cleveland and elsewhere: Michael A. Dover (Opinion)

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Although there are many reforms needed, publicly posting policies and procedures can build trust, enhance knowledge, and stimulate public and police involvement, as we work for more fundamental reforms. The first step to changing policies and procedures should be to simply post them on a website, along with the other recommended documents, and to assign someone to post all new or revised public documents within a specific period of time after approval. The second step should be state legislation, county legislation, and municipal ordinances requiring this.

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Michael A. Dover, Ph.D. is a social worker and sociologist. He received his B.S.W. from Adelphi University's ANSWER program in 1978. After earning his MSSW at Columbia in 1980, he spent over 10 years as an advanced generalist practitioner of (more...)
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