Governor announces formation of task force to examine law enforcement training, policies in wake of Floyd death

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formed a task force to examine law enforcement training and policies.

Hutchinson announced the task force Tuesday, which he said will issue recommendations by the end of the year.

Its duties will also include examining the accountability of officers who don’t meet standards, as well as the possible creation of a statewide database of complaints against law enforcement officers.

Hutchinson created the task force in response to days of protests in Arkansas and nationwide over George Floyd’s May 25 death while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. 

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