I had to find ways to ensure that our police department delivered the kind of services that our community truly needed. To that end, I learned from my time as mayor that leaders have an urgent need for accurate data and data transparency. Data, especially in a time of constrained resources, can help drive desired changes. What we needed to ensure effective policing were systems of accountability. And critical to true accountability are metrics of police integrity. Without them, declarations about police conduct are only rhetoric.
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