Dec
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Obama proposes $263 million for community policing reforms after Ferguson meeting

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The president called for $75 million in federal spending on 50,000 body cameras for local police officers to record community interactions. President Obama said he is determined to “make things better” between police and communities following a meeting with Ferguson officials, activists and civil rights leaders on Monday.

The president called for $75 million in federal spending on 50,000 body cameras for local police officers to record community interactions. The announcement comes a week after a grand jury’s decision not to charge the white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black.

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