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Sherrilyn Ifill Among Panelists Discussing Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing Conference

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Experts advance solutions for healing relationships between law enforcement and communities of color at America Healing Conference

[Sherrilyn] Ifill recommended that the federal government leverage grants to change police behavior and practices in departments across the country. Specifically, she said the nearly $1 billion in annual grants should be conditioned on "training to manage implicit bias; training to de-escalate encounters, especially with young people; (and) training in encounters with the mentally ill."

She also called for more comprehensive data collection, saying that it's impossible to determine whether police-engaged deaths are on the rise because dependable statistics are rare.

Read the full article here.

Watch a video of the panel discussion here.