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www.npr.org: Labor Leaders Call For Police Reform Even As Police Unions Face Growing Criticism

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Labor Leaders Call For Police Reform Even As Police Unions Face Growing CriticismEnlarge this image toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Patrick Semansky/APA loud and longtime complaint of civil rights activists and police reform advocates is that police unions are part of the problem of police brutality.

The labor federation also said the local police union president in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, should be forced to resign.

And large black posters affixed to the building read “AFL-CIO Supports Black Lives Matter” in bold white letters on a black background.

One of those unions that represents police officers is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

The head of the local union — the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association — praised the resignations and told local TV station WGRZ that the accused officers were simply executing orders.

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