Emma Eisenberg wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Emma has written for VICE, Catapult, Fusion, The New Republic, Salon, Slate, The Marshall Project, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, 100 Days in Appalachia, The Daily Yonder, The Philadelphia Inquirer and others. She is a reporting fellow with the New Economy Coalition and lives in west Philadelphia. Follow her on Twitter @EmmaEisenberg.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."