AG Holder Delivers Remarks Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2015

Attorney General Holder Delivers Remarks Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In a speech at a Justice Department ceremony honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the nation must improve police officer safety at the same time that it confronts the sense of mistrust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.  As an initial step, the Attorney General called for better reporting of data on both issues, noting that the current level of reporting by localities on both uses of force by police—as well as officer fatalities—was incomplete.

 

Updated January 16, 2015