Obama Tells Police: It’s Time To Change

Posted On 03 Mar 2015
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The special unit created after the death of Michael Brown and Ferguson calls protests in judicial reform.

President Barack Obama said Monday that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York shows that the police must change their ways to build confidence in minority communities, and that a special commission recommended that you make external investigations when police use deadly force.

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The president said that the death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, New York, uncovered “deep-seated frustration of many communities of color on the need for a fair and impartial police.” He said a committee created by it stressed the importance of cooperation between police and the communities they serve.

“It’s time to make these changes,” Obama said at the White House for a meeting with the committee, which developed its recommendations after three months of work. “We have a great opportunity to leave a great conflict and tragedy to transform our understanding of the relationships between the community and the police to make everyone feel safer and law enforcement officials feel supported rather than facing. We must seize that opportunity. ”

Obama said that according to the commission, there is great interest in developing the best methods of police training to reduce prejudices and help agents to act under stress. He added that one of the most controversial recommendations was to conduct independent external investigations of fatal police shootings.

“I think the communities study the importance of ensuring that there will be accountability when enforcement officers involved in a fatal shooting,” said the president.

The commission took into account the exhortations of Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey and other officials who most comprehensive shootings that involved police files are maintained. At present local police voluntarily report on these events and there is no central repository or reliable these statistics.

The commission held seven public hearings and heard testimony from hundreds of people to define whether the police made racial profiling. The committee also met with leaders of defenders of the rights of blacks, Hispanics, Asians, veterans, gays and other sectors groups.

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