US mayors discuss race, policing

Race and policing were top issues for discussion at a US Conference of Mayors meeting in Sacramento, CA according to this report. Chief Chis Burbank from Salt Lake commented that the time to build a relationship with the community “is not when you have a riot on your hands … the most important thing is for officers to empathize with the people they interact with every day.” Mayor Michael Nutter from Philadelphia emphasized that the problem transcends race: “We have a violence problem in the United States of America. Every day, 29 people are killed.”

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