Eric Holder: Ferguson Shooting Made It ‘Clear’ We Needed A Study On Police Bias


holderBroadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press.

He said the three-year project, which will involve training, data analysis and interviews with community residents, could be a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.”

“What I saw in Ferguson confirmed for me that the need for such an effort was pretty clear,” Holder said.

The five cities have not yet been selected, but the researchers expect that the cities will offer training to officers and command staff on issues of racial bias.

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  1. So this bum is more concerned about the wonderful lovely choir boy who assaulted a police officer and was resisting arrest, than HIS own cover-up of HIS role in HIS gun running scandal that caused an American “Government worker” to be slaughtered! This criminal will go down in History as the most CORRUPT AG this Country has ever had! Shame on the charlatan that occupies the WH for not firing Mr. Witholder!