Aug 22, 2014
Demonstrations and bursts of violence in Ferguson, Mo., have forced communities nationwide to consider the role of police in maintaining order, and rethink notions of a post-racial society.
Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano has seen firsthand how quickly tensions between officers and citizens can escalate.
What happens next often comes down to split-second decisions, Bejarnao told us on this week's VOSD Radio podcast. "When you take a look at situations like that [in Ferguson], it could happen any place."
We also cover his department's extensive police training, the challenges in leading one of the country's leanest police forces, and how technology can hold police officers accountable for their actions (though that comes with a major caveat).
Jump to 22:30 to hear what Bejarano had to say.
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