Beginning in summer 2015, our League conducted a year-long study of police services and trainings in our five cities. The officer trainings studied were those educating officers to avoid racial profiling and how to handle crises involving people with mental illness and domestic abuse situations.
Florence Sprague, LWV Roseville Area member, has written timely articles about racism and implicit bias. In the February 2016 issue of the Voter, she addressed ways that white people can participate in solutions to the problems in relevent and meaningful ways. To read the article, click here.
In the March 2016 Voter, Florence gives more ideas on becomingn an ally. Click here to read that article.
The August 2, 2016 issue of Lillie Suburan Newspapers published an article about how the League Police Study came about, and its relevance in light of the death of Philando Castile. The article includes interviews with League member Mindy Greiling and League president Rita Mills. Read the entire article here.