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The Debate To Disband College Campus Police

Most colleges and universities with more than 2,500 students operate their own law enforcement agencies.

There’s a growing movement on campuses across the country — including in Michigan, Connecticut, California and Illinois — to defund and disband those police departments.

From member station WILL, Lee Gaines reports that students of color at the University of Illinois say they’re over-policed, while campus officers say they’re a necessary part of college life.

WILL is licensed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The station’s editorial content and direction are independent of the university.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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