Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises Phoenix police ‘de-escalation’ training

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Phoenix police officers and top officials Tuesday as part of a nationwide tour to promote community policing at its best.

Lynch praised the agency’s broad approach to de-escalation training as a model for law-enforcement around the country. De-escalation techniques are designed to calm potentially violent situations and prevent the need for officer force.

“I was tremendously impressed by the comprehensive instruction that the officers receive here,” she said Tuesday after watching a training session at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in south Phoenix. “We will be highlighting (it) going forward as an example for other departments across the country.”

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