US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that Department of Justice’s has prepared a series of guidebooks to guide police agencies gain the trust of the communities they serve.
The Department of Justice’s has prepared a series of guidebooks to guide police agencies gain the trust of the communities they serve, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a press release on Friday.
“The series of guidebooks our COPS [Community Oriented Policing Services] office has produced with the Vera Institute of Justice will give officers across the nation a new central resource, informed by deep experience in the field, for building those bonds within their communities,” Lynch stated.
Numerous instances of police brutality and misconduct, including killings of unarmed citizens, often caught on video, have spurred protests throughout the United States in the past year and a half as well as calls for police reforms.
President Barack Obama has launched several policy initiatives in the wake of renewed calls to counter police brutality as well as racial bias. The initiatives include investing in body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies and a plan for addressing segregation in US neighborhoods.