This is the Chicago presentation done
May 20, 2016.
July 24th, 2017
Here is the latest interview with MPRnews.org about the most recent police shooting in Minneapolis, MN:
"Gaertner said that after the shooting of Ruszczyk, and that of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last year, she hears many people say they want the laws changed so officers don't have as much leeway when it comes to discharging their weapons.
Ginger Charles, executive director of the Center for Spirituality and Policing, said officers are trained to think that their lives are constantly under threat. "We really have created a systemic culture of fear within law enforcement," she said.
To change that, Charles said, officer training must also change. She said cops are often taught that the only way they can defend themselves and the community is with firearms.
Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, said police training needs to be re-engineered to put officers in highly charged situations without putting lives at risk. He said there's technology available to create an immersive training experience for cops."
Improving and Retaining Spiritual Values and Resiliency in the Law Enforcement Community
Institute For Spirituality & Policing
This link will provide you with a recent interview where I am discussing De-escalation and policing. July 11, 2016