As Iowa policymakers consider police reform measures, some people are asking, what about the cops?
We can’t discuss law enforcement policy without giving law enforcers a seat at the table, many police boosters say; like Iowa City Council member Pauline Taylor, who said at a work session last week that the council should not vet local protesters’ policy demands without input from police union representatives.
We already know what the law and order community thinks because they already have a seat at the table. It’s a big seat, too, with at least nine law enforcement organizations employing registered lobbyists at the Iowa Statehouse.
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