Yesterday at the White House, President Trump held a press conference where he signed an executive order aimed at police reform. The President called on departments to include more social workers who can help respond when people are suffering from mental health disorders, addiction, and homelessness. He also ordered a nationwide ban on chokeholds - except where the officer's life is in risk -- and he emphasized a need for officers to use more non-lethal weapons. The executive order will also create a database that would track police with multiple instances of misconduct. Until now, no government organization was keeping track of charges against police officers. But The Police Integrity Research Group at Bowling Green State University has been maintaining a database of police crime for years. On the show today we talk to associate professor and former police officer Phil Stinson about the database he maintains. Later in the show, we hear from a professor emeritus of law at Case Western Reserve University Jonathan Entin, about the decisions coming down from the Supreme Court this week. One of those decisions came down Monday and ruled to protect LGBT persons from workplace discrimination. The other big decision, expected on Thursday will layout the fate of "Dreamers", those involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
Philip Stinson, Profesor of Criminal Justice, Bowling Green State University
Jonathan Entin, Professor Emeritus of Law, Case Western Reserve University