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Daniel DiSalvo


Daniel DiSalvo, the author of a new Manhattan Institute report, "Enhancing Accountability: Collective Bargaining and Police Reform," is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a professor of political science at the City College of New York. He is also the author of the 2015 book "Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences" and "Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868–2010," published in 2012, and is co-editor of The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. He holds a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Virginia.

Collective bargaining agreements with police too often constrain department leadership and tilt the playing field away from accountability for officers' misconduct. Community trust is at stake.
Because of the way they're structured, they have incentives to ignore the retirement plans' long-term health.