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In an attempt to improve modern-day policing and calm the unrest in protest-hit Ferguson, Missouri, US President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress for USD 263 million federal response to the civil rights upheaval.
According to the White House, the funds would be paying for body cameras for the cops for using and expanding the training for law enforcement officials in order to build70-298 trust in communities in Ferguson.
Among those who will lead the task force based on 21st century policing are Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and George Mason University professor Laurie Robinson, who is also a former assistant attorney general.
The announcement was made by the White House after President Obama met the civil rights leaders, several elected officials and community leaders on Monday to discuss the security issues and challenges presented by Ferguson.
Ferguson has been facing severe protests and demonstrations (that are sometimes violent) since August after white police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot at 18-year-old black boy Michael Brown.
The incident has inflamed racial tensions between the African-American people and the police department. Last week, the protests were reignited after a grand jury decided to not indict Wilson on criminal charges.