Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it
Insurance companies are successfully dictating reforms in police departments, a movement driven by the large settlements out of use-of-force cases.
Insurance companies: not the heroes we expected, but ones we will cheer on nonetheless in this case.
“John Chasnoff, a local activist who fought for years to get St. Ann to retool its chase policy, said he is dismayed that the catalyst for change was money — not the injuries to people including Cox.
“It’s an indictment on St. Ann police and their priorities that the voice of their insurers spoke louder than human lives,” Chasnoff said.”Posted on 2022-09-16T04:33:53+0000