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By Eli Hager & Campaign Zero

Insight: Samuel Walker, an expert on law-enforcement accountability whose research has focused on the LEOBoR, says that this “special layer of due process” afforded to police officers “impedes accountability, and truly is a key element of our lack of responsiveness to these cases” of apparent excessive force.

Baltimore Police officers monitor a protest against police brutality on April 23, three days after the death of Freddie Gray. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

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