- Are police less willing to intervene to stop crime for fear of winding up on a cell phone video that goes viral?
- Alexander says his own officers tell him "they are acutely aware of being under added public scrutiny"
Cedric L. Alexander is a CNN law enforcement analyst and director of public safety at the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia. He is a former national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)What the New York Times called an "alarming spike in murders in many (American) cities" recently prompted FBI Director James Comey to reprise the idea of a "Ferguson effect."