- Peter Moskos: Reports of crime spikes in cities like Baltimore, New York a good time to rethink nature of police patrols
- He says departments should value foot patrols by experienced, not green, cops. Less call-and-response policing, more local interaction
Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer, is an associate professor in the department of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He is the author of "Cop in the Hood" and "In Defense of Flogging." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Since the riots in Baltimore on April 27, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral, shootings and killings in that city have doubled. Large increases in violence have been seen in other cities as well. It's reasonable to see these increases as a response to less aggressive policing.