UN urges US to look at police accountability

Protesters block an intersection in Washington, DC on December 3, 2014UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the United States to improve police accountability after protests triggered by a jury’s failure to press charges against a white police officer for a black man’s death. Dozens of people were arrested overnight in New York demonstrations after a grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer involved in Eric Garner’s choking death. “The case is again focusing on the issue of accountability of law enforcement officials,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

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