Mentee Finbarr Toesland reports for NBCnews.com this month on the changing relationship between police forces and the LGBTQ+ community in the US.
The historically fraught relationship between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community has led to a growing number of police departments across the US introducing LGBTQ+ awareness and cultural competency training for their officers.
Finbarr says: ‘I interviewed a dozen people who have experience of the complex relationship between police and the LGBTQ+ community – including serving police officers, alleged victims of police brutality, legal experts and LGBTQ+ awareness trainers – for this investigation.’
‘After several months working on this piece, it’s great to see it published!’
You can read Finbarr’s report here.