US authorities are working on standards for the use of force by the police, said US Attorney General William Barr.
“The heads of the law enforcement agencies with which we work are more than anyone interested in reforming the criminal and law enforcement system and the profession of a policeman. Recently, there has been no other president (USA) who would be more devoted (to this). He did not need a crisis for this which we have today to start with the law “On the first step” and create a commission that will study the very issues that we face today, “said Barr at a meeting in the White House with law enforcement that was held by President Donald Trump.
He recalled that in February he spoke of the need to increase youth support. “We talked about the fact that police chief Dermot Shea is interested in working with young people to solve their problems in the bud,” the mayor said.
He emphasized that young people should not be subjected to police measures – they should be reached. “Reforms will be held in this spirit, which we will talk about today and beyond,” the mayor said.
“We will transfer funding from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services. Details will be worked out during the budget process in the coming weeks. But I want people to understand that we are striving to reallocate resources to focus on our youth,” said de Blasio.
According to him, this will be done so as not to affect the security of the city.
In addition, as de Blasio pointed out, police disciplinary processes should become more transparent. During the riots in New York and other cities in the United States, there were cases in the camera lenses when the actions of the police raised questions if they were not a clear excess of authority. Only in New York is it known that a policeman deliberately ripped off a mask from a protester and sprayed pepper spray on his face.
African American George Floyd died in Minneapolis during a police detention, and his death caused riots not only in Minnesota, but also in other US states. Videos appeared on the Internet that showed that the police handcuffed Floyd, threw him and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee. Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe. He later died in intensive care. After the riots began, four policemen were fired, one of them was accused of murder, the other three of aiding murder.