PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS OF MINNEAPOLIS POLICE
The protocol is less rigorous than best practices and the evaluator lacked the proper license. The city is taking steps to replace him, worried he screened out too many minority candidates.
The city's police department has hired a new psychologist to improve the way it screens recruits after an APM Reports investigation revealed that its procedures didn't meet national standards.
Family: Minneapolis didn't properly assess mental fitness of officers involved in daughter's death.
Interviews with psychologists John Fennig, Tom Campion and Gary Fischler.
A peer-reviewed article recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Personality Assessment titled "Predicting Post-Probationary Job Performance of Police Officers Using CPI and MMPI-2 RF Test Data Obtained During Preemployment Psychological Screening" demonstrates that the two personality tests produce "incremental validity," meaning they are more effective at identifying problem officers when used together.
APM Reports cross-referenced psychologists listed on peace officer license applications with a database of licensed psychologists maintained by the Minnesota Board of Psychology, as well as those maintained by similar bodies in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. When there was no match, reporters conducted additional research to identify what credentials the mental health providers listed possessed.
Interview with Dr. David Corey.
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