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“In 2014, President Barack Obama responded to nationwide demonstrations protesting deadly police violence by commissioning a study on police reform.
“In May 2015, the 11-member ‘Task Force on 21st Century Policing’ reported back with a series of six good, detailed policing policies and guidelines aimed at easing the sizzling tension between the police and poor communities of color.
“Chief among its recommendations was one focused on seriously building neighborhood trust and support through best-practices community policing. Another called for creating ‘de-escalation strategies’ to decrease confrontations, police violence and officer-involved shootings.”