Aggressive policing escalates violence at protests, research shows. A former Madison police chief touts a better way.


January 13th, 2021

30 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

Former Police Chief David Couper provides an alternative model to policing protests that respects free speech and curbs violence. Couper worked to improve community relations and build trust in the Madison Police Department during his time as police chief. After a summer of unrest and escalation in Madison, Couper shares his views on where today's police departments are going wrong.

Reporting by Clara Neupert of Wisconsin Watch and News414. Wisconsin Watch intern Will Cioci also contributed to this report.

Originally published on December 9, 2020

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