Biden and President Barack Obama met with major police organizations today.
"They talked about the need for better training. They talked about the need to train in de-escalation. They talked about the need for us to reach out and be more supportive in terms of what we say about the risk they’re taking and they talked about needing to reach out to the communities to acknowledge the fear and apprehension that exist in the communities," he said. "And I agreed that with the president’s permission that I’m going to reconstitute this meeting 10 to 12 days from now with an agenda and we’re gonna work through the kinds of things that they need help on and what they’re going to do to reach out as well."
Biden complimented the Dallas Police Department for their restraint during the shooting and skill at de-escalation.
He said the frustration in the African-American community must be addressed and "institutional racism" continues to exist.
"What does matter is that the frustration that exists in African-American community of the institutional racism that’s been around forever and ever in the United States and still exists in application of some of the laws has to be addressed. And it’s real. And some of the police organizations that I met with today, the president met with, acknowledged that," Biden said.
The vice president also did not rule out traveling to Baton Rouge or Minnesota as the discussion continues.