DALLAS (AP) – The president of the NAACP is calling for policies, not handwringing, in the wake of the deadly attack on police in Dallas.
Cornell William Brooks made the comment in an interview Friday on “CBS This Morning.” He says that includes establishing a national standard for excessive use of force and federal laws that address police accountability and community trust.
The attack began Thursday night at a protest over recent killings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Five officers were killed and seven others were wounded. Two civilians were also wounded and police killed a suspect.
Brooks says citizens are afraid and capturing more fatal shootings by police on video due to a minority of officers “who defile the profession by their conduct.”