[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.
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