After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is Cleared of Assault

After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is Cleared of Assault

St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Wesley Bell, offered restorative justice to a police officer after using excessive force to stop a woman who was supposedly taking some steaks out of a store. The case demonstrates a window of opportunity for healing that Mr. Bell took on. He sought guidance from the D.C. restorative justice program and Seema Gajwani, director of the program, facilitated the restorative justice mediation. The full story by Christin Chung is in the Nov. 26, 2021 New York Times. Please pardon the paywall.

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