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What It Takes To Stop Fatal Police Shootings

Unarmed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, an African-American, was shot and killed by a police officer in a Dallas suburb Saturday. Edwards is one of 333 people killed by police fire in 2017 so far. The officer involved has since been fired for violating multiple department policies. Newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions has promised to lighten up on civil rights investigations of America's police departments. But some cities and local law enforcement departments are moving ahead with major reform steps to prevent more officer-involved shootings. Can needed change happen without influence at the federal level? Joining Joshua Johnson to discuss this topic is Wesley Lowery, national reporter for The Washington Post, William Yeomans, fellow of law and government at American University's Washington College of Law, Cedric Alexander, deputy mayor of Rochester, N.Y. and LaDoris Cordell, retired judge of the Superior Court of California.

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