Eric Holder to lead Philadelphia community policing discussion

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 15, 2015 11:52 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Tom Gannam

(Philadelphia) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to lead a discussion in Philadelphia on improving relations between law enforcement and the community.  

Holder is meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger in downtown Philadelphia this afternoon.  

The attorney general led similar discussions in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland and Memphis, Tennessee, following confrontations between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

Holder said in Chicago the issue of trust needs to be confronted by those on both sides of the issue. 

The meeting comes two days after President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing held its first public hearing.

\Ramsey co-chairs the task force along with a George Mason University professor. 

Holder's next summit is expected to be held in Oakland, California.

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