For all the talk in the last couple of years about reforming police, there are limits to what the government can do. But there may be another way, and it involves insurance companies.
John Rappaport, an assistant law professor at the University of Chicago, says he spent years studying police reform before it dawned on him to ask a basic question: What were the insurance companies doing?
“I just went on to Google and started searching and was just instantly amazed with the stuff I was finding,” Rappaport says.
It turned out insurers were trying to limit the liability of the police departments they cover….