Accountability Panel Sends Sununu Recommendations for Police Reforms in N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

Accountability Panel Sends Sununu Recommendations for Police Reforms in N.H.

Jul 31, 2020

Screen capture of part of the N.H. commission's recommendations from its presentation July 31, 2020.

A statewide commission on police accountability and transparency has sent Gov. Chris Sununu recommendations for reforms to police training in New Hampshire.

Sununu created the commission in mid-June in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Recommendations to the governor include tripling the number of annual training hours for officers -- from eight to 24. Read the interim report to the governor.

Some of that time would need to be dedicated toward training on implicit bias, ethics and de-escalation.

Friday, July 31, is the commission's deadline to finish its work, but members have yet to fully review issues around police misconduct or community relations.

Members have requested a 60-day extension to continue the their work.