06.23.2020

Fmr. Seattle Police Chief: Police Culture “Toxic”

Norm Stamper was a cop for 34 years and spent six of them as Seattle’s police chief. Stamper resigned over his handling of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests -- after he authorized the use of tear gas. Stamper has been a vocal advocate of police reform ever since. He tells Michel Martin how he became aware of what he calls the "dark side" of police culture and how to fix the problem.



About the Program

PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched the new one-hour late-night public affairs series Amanpour and Company on Monday, September 10 on PBS (check local listings).
The new series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports.  Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. Major support for Amanpour and Company is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Sue and Ed Wachenheim, III, Candace King Weir, the Anderson Family Fund, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charles Rosenblum, The Straus Family Foundation, Jeffrey Katz and Beth Rogers, Jim Attwood and Leslie Williams and The JPB Foundation.