Bernie Sanders: We Have To Demilitarize Our Police So They Don't Look Authoritarian


BERNIE SANDERS: This is a responsibility for the U.S. Justice department to get involved. Whenever anybody in this country is killed while in police custody, it should automatically trigger a U.S. Attorney General's investigation.

Second of all, and I speak as a mayor who worked very closely, and well with police, the vast majority are honest, hard-working people trying to do a difficult job, but let us be clear. If a police officer breaks the law, like any public official, that officer must be held accountable.

And thirdly, we have got to demilitarize our police departments so they don't look like occupying armies. We've got to move toward community policing, and fourthly, we have got to make our police departments look like the communities they serve in their diversity.

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