(NEWSER) – The White House says it wants to rebuild trust between police and communities after Ferguson, and President Obama unveiled what critics say are some pretty modest moves toward that goal yesterday. After a series of meetings with mayors, activists, and law enforcement officials, Obama announced plans that included a proposed $75 million funding package for 50,000 police body cameras, the Los Angeles Times and AP report.
He also promised an executive order to give additional training to police forces that get military equipment from the Pentagon, though a White House spokesman defended the much-criticized transfer programs, saying a government review found that in many cases, they "actually serve a very useful purpose." Regulations will be standardized among the agencies that supply the equipment.
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