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Denver Police Captain Tracie Keesee Will Direct National Initiative for Building Trust and Justice

As concern over racial profiling grew, in September, outgoing attorney general Eric Holder announced the creation of the Justice Department's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a consortium of organizations that will use a $4.75 million federal grant to push for both research and results. "The events in Ferguson reminded us that we cannot allow tensions, which are present in so many neighborhoods across America, to go unresolved," Holder said. "As law enforcement leaders, each of us has an essential obligation -- and a unique opportunity -- to ensure fairness, eliminate bias, and build community engagement." That's something that Tracie Keesee recognized more than a decade ago. Read more

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