U.S. Mayors’ Group Opposes Defunding Efforts While Urging Reform

Aug. 13, 2020, 4:40 PM

An organization representing the mayors of 1,400 U.S. cities is promoting a broad set of actions its members can take to implement police reform, though the group said it opposes efforts to cut funding for law enforcement.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report Thursday with a set of recommendations, such as clear use-of-force policies that limit officers to the minimum amount necessary to respond, and better data collection on police stops, searches and arrests. The group also recommends bias training, building better relationships in the community, minimizing aggressive responses to protests and mass gatherings and implementing public complaint ...

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