HOW POLICE UNION CONTRACTS BLOCK ACCOUNTABILITY
Disqualifying misconduct complaints that are submitted too many days after an incident occurs or if an investigation takes too long to complete
Preventing police officers from being interrogated immediately after being involved in an incident or otherwise restricting how, when, or where they can be interrogated
Giving officers access to information that civilians do not get prior to being interrogated
Requiring cities to pay costs related to police misconduct including by giving officers paid leave while under investigation, paying legal fees, and/or the cost of settlements
Preventing information on past misconduct investigations from being recorded or retained in an officer's personnel file
Limiting disciplinary consequences for officers or limiting the capacity of civilian oversight structures and/or the media to hold police accountable.