National Policing Standards Are Needed to Stop 'Wandering Cops'

The inexcusable horror of Tyre Nichols' death at the hands of Memphis police officers has been plumbed by pundits everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Teen Vogue for what it might say about race and policing in America. Such debates, however, miss an essential truth known to policing specialists but rarely stated by activists or politicians: America suffers from poor and abusive policing largely because we often recruit the wrong people