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‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s struggle to deliver on racial justice in the year since George Fl

In the year since Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, protesters around the world have called for changes to law enforcement and the criminal justice system’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.

In Oregon, lawmakers have been passing legislation since last summer aimed at addressing police use of force, training and oversight. When talking to people who work in the criminal justice system, it quickly becomes clear there are different perspectives on whether or not these efforts are making an impact.

On this episode of “OPB Politics Now”, OPB reporters Rebecca Ellis, Conrad Wilson and Jonathan Levinson dig into how policing in Oregon has changed — or not — in the year since George Floyd’s death sparked calls for racial justice nationwide.

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