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Barack Obama Michael Brown

Wants to mend police-community relations

1 Dec, 2014

President Obama announces new actions aimed at boosting accountability of local law enforcement and improving policing policies in minority communities. The policies include: 50,000 Police Body Cameras, Task Force on Police Practices, White House Report on Police Militarization and Executive Order on Military-Style Equipment Acquisition. House officials:

We believe the cameras would also help improve trust between communities and their police forces. The program is one piece of a $263 million budget request that also includes money for training of law enforcement officers and more resources to reform police departments.