Michaela Haas wrote this article for The Dirt Issue, the Spring 2019 edition of YES! Magazine. Michaela is a solutions journalist and the author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience (Atria). Follow her on Twitter @MichaelaHaas.
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."