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The Nation's Police Have a Sex-Discrimination Problem

Katherine Spillar | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

While conducting its investigations, we implore the Department of Justice to also examine how the gross underrepresentation of women in the Ferguson Police Department -- and in police departments nationwide -- aggravates excessive use of force problems and deteriorating police-community relations.

Police Mistakes in Ferguson Involve Gender as Well as Race: The Forgotten Lessons of Los Angeles' Christopher Commission

Mary Anne Case | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Mary Anne Case

We would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to Rodney King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed.

HPD Pushes For More Female Officers On The Force | Posted 07.03.2014 | Hawaii

It is midnight in the heart of downtown Honolulu, and Stephanie Virardi is patrolling the streets, pulling over drunken-driving suspects and respondi...

Russian Cops Ban Short Skirts After Skirts Get Too Short

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.26.2014 | Weird News

In Russian police force, uniform modifies you! Or at least the public's perception of you. That is the principal argument behind the Russian Inter...

Survival Secrets From 4 Police Women

Posted 02.01.2013 | OWN

Can you be tough without giving up your human side? Find out what it’s like to be a female police officer on the streets of Dallas. Plus: the unexpe...