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Video: Police Chiefs Share Views on Deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner

December 15, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 4 Police Chiefs Share Views on Deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner

In a CBS News poll, 54 percent of African-Americans said they've been targets of police discrimination. It's an issue CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues explored with a group of police chiefs: Rodney Monroe of Charlotte, Charles McClelland of Houston, Edward Flynn of Milwaukee, and Janee Harteau of Minneapolis.

The discussion touched on excessive force, diversity within police forces, and the dangers of law enforcement.

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DEADMAN @ 12/15/2014 5:09 PM

They have to look at their hiring practices,their police academys and the instructors and the FTO program ,plus any on -going training .I don't think CBS was too thrilled about these interviews .They were not able to steer the conversation ,the wqay they wanted to,that's why ,it was so short.

DEADMAN @ 12/15/2014 5:12 PM

I think ,departments have to look at their hiring practices,their police academys,their instructors and their FTO's and that program,along with any future training.I don't think this interview went the way that CBS expected,otherwise it would have been longer,CBS,is not a friend to police departments.

Tom Ret @ 12/15/2014 5:57 PM

I didn't hear the interview but in general I'd rather get the scoop from line officers or police instructors who are actually on the front lines who are less likely to have political influences.

jwebb714 @ 12/16/2014 4:42 AM

Why don t we ask kevCopAz ? He has an opinion and answer for everything!
Kev what kind of tires should I put on my car ?

FLOYD @ 12/16/2014 6:52 AM

Overall the interview was short but direct. We facing issues such as this and other issues we always place the fix on the government, the police, the school system and the church, when will we understand that conversation such as these have to be addressed to include what I consider a key character, adults. Parents holding courageous conversation with their with their kids about life, respect and karma and them demonstrating these conversations in our lifestyles as we live them out before our children.

Old Va lawdog @ 12/16/2014 6:53 AM

@jwebb714 - I guess it depends on which kevCopAz you are referring to, the clown that has been posting bull$hit under his name or the true kevCopAZ.

KJR @ 12/16/2014 11:15 AM

The future of law enforcement is online and on-the-line as citizen video devices expose U.S. communities to significant liability. Cameras are everywhere and police officer conduct is on display, creating more than just a public relations problem. Literally billions of dollars are at risk for taxpayers, businesses and governments. Lawsuits, riots and paying for associated costs are real risks to U.S. communities from Milwaukee to Miami. Read more:

steve @ 12/16/2014 12:46 PM

Floyd are you seriously asking parents to be responsible for their offspring? Too many parents became parents as a result of their own ignorance or for monetary gain. Neither of which is going to produce model citizens. And the government isn't helping with a push for "diversion" for criminals. They want to EDUCATE the druggies who have fried their brain. Good luck with that. They're going to EDUCATE the thug who didn't want and refused to get an education BEFORE he/she became a thug. So what makes them think they're going to sit still long enough to get this EDUCATION that's going to turn them around? It all sounds good...but by the time they figure out that solution isn't going to work, the criminals and druggies will have taken over the country. Sad!

rede2hike @ 12/17/2014 7:36 AM

Like I tell my rookies, never ever forget, someone is always watching, waiting for you to do or say something stupid. Don't give them that opportunity, always try to be better than them and never stoop to their level, ever because it will bite you!!

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