All About Police Reform

BRAZIL / 18 AUG 2015

Killings by São Paulo state security forces are on the rise, once again highlighting police violence in Brazil and the culture which encourages it. …

HUMAN RIGHTS / 17 AUG 2015

The arrest of several police officers accused of extrajudicial killings once again shines the spotlight on this issue in Venezuela.

EL SALVADOR / 16 AUG 2015

The following is an account of how one journalist accidentally witnessed police beating suspected gang members in El Salvador. The episode raises troubling questions about police brutality in a country…

POLICE REFORM / 10 AUG 2015

An internal report says Venezuela's National Police is experiencing a "structural crisis" due to lack of resources and training, pinpointing issues that have fueled corruption and use of excessive force…

BRAZIL / 4 AUG 2015

A new report from Amnesty International offers a harsh critique of heavy-handed policing tactics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, once again bringing intense scrutiny to a long-running…

BRAZIL / 29 JUL 2015

A former military police officer in Brazil talks about the culture of violence that permeates the force, and how this can dehumanize those who initially joined in order to serve…

BRAZIL / 28 JUL 2015

Military police officers in Brazil are critical of their training regimen, in which physical, psychological, and disciplinary abuses committed by their superiors are commonplace. …

POLICE REFORM / 14 JUL 2015

Over a dozen suspected criminals died during a massive anti-crime police operation carried out in various parts of Venezuela, raising troubling questions over who is holding security personnel accountable for…

NICARAGUA / 13 JUL 2015

Anti-narcotics police in Nicaragua mistakenly massacred a family then allegedly tried to cover it up, sparking a backlash against a force that has previously been held up as an example…

HONDURAS / 10 JUL 2015

Evidence suggests Honduras’ use of the military to conduct domestic policing has increased human rights violations by soldiers. Yet the country’s corrupt and ineffective police force offers an equally unpleasant…

BOLIVIA / 30 JUN 2015

Bolivia plans to create a new law aimed at tackling corruption within the national police force, which could prove timely given the nation's rising importance in the cocaine trade. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 JUN 2015

Adding to an already long list of corruption scandals in Guatemala, authorities have dismantled an alleged corruption network within the Guatemalan national police force -- an agency that was supposed…

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