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Obama: "No contradiction" between protecting police and building trust

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:21

U.S. President Barack Obama says ''more'' can be done to protect police officers and adds that building trust between police forces and communities can work as ''complimentary'' factors to make that happen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration would work to provide additional support to police departments after the attacks on officers in Texas and Louisiana. "There is no contradiction between us protecting our officers, honoring our officers, making sure they have all the tools they need to do their job safely, and building trust between police officers and the departments and the communities that they serve," Obama said after a meeting in the Oval Office with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Obama said that he would continue to work with Congress, local law enforcement and community groups to ensure that police departments have all the resources that they need, including access to training. "We do have a toolkit: best practices, training, resources and equipment that can help police departments protect their officers. We are going to have to do more," he said.

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Obama: "No contradiction" between protecting police and building trust

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:21