FWTW Ep 5: Hector Rivera’s Story, Inconsistent Accountability & Revamping Civilian Oversight

On Episode 5 of the From Words to Weapons series, Hector Rivera shares his experiences of surviving police brutality and seeking accountability. His experiences point to the lack of an effective, uniform structure for police accountability in the United States. Instead, solutions – and outcomes – vary from city to city. And experts on law enforcement oversight say it almost has to be that way.

In context of Hector’s story, Emily Previti breaks down what police oversight currently looks like in Philadelphia where she lives.

Just a heads-up: on this episode, we’re really getting into the weeds about this topic that’s so often obscured.

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