The Suspicious Corporation That Influences How Police Treat Us
Lexipol is a company that you need to know all about. They basically sell policy to police departments. Their goal? They say they want to protect their police department clients from vulnerability… but it’s not that simple.
Lexipol is influencing policy in the realms of 3,400 police, fire, and corrections agencies in over 30 states! This means that they are making a profit off of telling these types of agencies what to do or what not to do.
This corporation has actively discouraged police from making changes meant to reduce excessive force. Why?
According to the Texas Law Review, because it “restricts officers’ discretion in ways that could expose them to legal liability.” Because legal liability trumps the safety of citizens, right? SMH.
This company is influencing policy around excessive force, civil rights, and public safety in ways that should be concerning. Moreover, the public isn’t even as aware or as involved in influencing the very policies that Lexipol is getting PAID to shape!
Since Lexipol is making money off shaping police policy, that means in order to survive as a company, they need to have issues to fix for police.
That seems like a conflict of interest that puts police first and not the public.
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