PressTV-US city bans police training with Israeli military

The city council in Durham in the US state of North Carolina has banned training and exchanges between Durham’s police department and the Israeli military, which some analysts have said is directly linked to police brutality in the country.

Durham’s city council unanimously voted to adopt the measure on April 16, after a coalition of community organizations successfully lobbied the city to prohibit exchanges with the Israeli military, making the first US city to ever explicitly take such measure, Al Jazeera News reported on Thursday.

“The council opposes international exchanges with any country in which Durham officers receive military-style training since such exchanges do not support the kind of policing we want here in the City of Durham,” the resolution read.

The statement Durham is committed to create safe and healthy environment of its residents and to “recognize and share the deep concern about militarization of police forces around…

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