Journalist welcomes more public debate between policing officials

In a recent Chicago Tribune opinion piece, the Invisible Institute's Jamie Kalven expanded on a February 22 face-off between two Chicago public safety officials.

In the surprise exchange—captured on audio—police superintendent Larry Snelling challenged the methods of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, headed by Andrea Kersten.

"Nothing would do more," Kalven wrote, "to correct misperceptions on the part of community members and officers about the nature of the [police] reform effort than to have more public exchanges such as this one."