Obama: US must increase scrutiny of police brutality

US President Barack Obama has called for additional measures to build trust that investigations are launched into the deadly use of force by police.

Obama made the remarks on Wednesday following a three-hour meeting with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials in Washington, DC.

“We’re going to have to do more work together in thinking about how we can build confidence that after police officers have used force, particularly deadly force, that there is confidence in how the investigation takes place and that justice is done,” Obama said.

He also admitted that the US is far from where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve.

“What’s been apparent is that it’s not enough just for us to have a task force, a report and then follow up through our departments,” he said.

The president offered a series of steps that could help to improve relations between police and black communities,…

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