Pete Buttigieg talks criminal justice reform at National Action Network convention

'The next president needs to set up a Department of Justice that will be an ally to help any mayor and police department trying to do the right thing,' Buttigieg said.
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Transcript for Pete Buttigieg talks criminal justice reform at National Action Network convention
You'll. Stated. About criminal justice. And we had several candidates Jesse we have all of us tomorrow. What you affairs which would we want substance and it's. And let me ask you as maps out there and there were a couple of police incidents. If you had to deal with what have you learned from that and if you be king president. How would that guy you and how you would struck the Justice Department. Who has an average and consent decree and some about city. And has yet. And who has really sad that we inactive in the east fort Howard Jewelers. Just. Based on what you learn and experiences. Was some of these. Thank you for that it is just be clear some of the things that I antlers criminal justice reforms that they learn about. Race and police department. If things we learn them parkway. In our community. Especially early there. It's serious issues that round civil rights issues that led subordinates. But the advantage that I. Taking office during the last industry was that the White House and department justice were there to help. Not temper. When I was trying to move our police department right rent. I could send our pleas today when he first century task force on piecing it. I could ask the Department of Justice for guidance on everything. For providing him to civil rights training to implicit bias to recruiting more divers police. I felt at every turn that the DOJ at my. It could not be boarded. It matters so the next president needs to set up a department jobs that will be an alum to help. Any mayor and police department trying to do the right thing. Hands. Hold accountable. Any mayor or police department that its own.

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