Trump, the self-styled ‘law and order’ candidate, could change tone on policing, federal oversight
Baltimore Sun
November 9, 2016

“After serving as an aggressive watchdog for police misconduct during the Obama administration, the Department of Justice could see its role diminished under Donald Trump, analysts say.

“Such a shift would drastically alter the federal response to the ongoing debate around policing in American cities at a time when many local departments are ill-equipped to tackle reforms on their own, they said.

“‘This is a cataclysmic change,’ said Jonathan Smith, a former chief of special litigation in the Justice Department’s civil rights division, where he oversaw more than 20 investigations into police agencies. ‘The world really did change under our feet.'”

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