YONKERS, N.Y. – The Yonkers City Council and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement officials hope will curb incidents of excessive force, according to lohud.com.
The City Council unanimously agreed to the deal, which will require the city to spend about $1 million for extra police training, according to lohud.com.
City Council President Liam McLaughlin said before the Oct. 25 vote that the City Council hopes the agreement would make policing in Yonkers “better and more responsive,” according to lohud.com.
As part of the two-year agreement, the Justice Department will close a 2007 case in which the federal government conducted an analysis of Yonkers’ policing to find whether civil rights violations were systemic, according to lohud.com.
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