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Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed
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Pallbearers carry the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos following funeral services at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens Saturday in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect. Speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press," Commissioner William Bratton said the "pent-up frustrations" that have caused people to take to the streets in recent weeks go far beyond policing policies across the nation. "This is about the continuing poverty rates, the continuing growing disparity between the wealthy and the poor.
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