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Yonkers Approves Policing Agreement With Feds

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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

The City Council unanimously agreed to the deal, which will require the city to spend about $1 million for extra police training, according to

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

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

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