Law Enforcement Struggles to Recruit Since Killing of Floyd

Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop.

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In this Sept. 9, 2020, photo Baltimore Police Academy cadets listen to an instructor during a class focusing on procedural justice in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop. And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today. Mass protests and calls for reforming or defunding the police, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, took their toll on officer morale. The…

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