Heaney assesses police reforms on WBEN

Some in the media have described Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed police reforms as “sweeping.” Not so, Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney told Susan Rose during an interview Friday on NewsRadio 930 WBEN. The reforms are modest, at best, he said.

Heaney and Ali Ingersoll, in an analysis published Wednesday, concluded that while the mayor’s proposals included some new elements, they fail to address most of the key demands made by a coalition of community activists. Moreover, one of his key reforms is already mandated in state law, while another bans a practice not used by police.