WASHINGTON, D.C. — The president called Dallas a “model city” at the memorial service Tuesday.
“The murder rate here has fallen. Complaints of excessive force have been cut by 64%,” he told hundreds. “The Dallas Police Department has been doing it the right way!”
A day later, he’s schooling mayors across the country on community policing and building trust.
“When the bullets started flying, the men and women of the Dallas Police, they did not flinch and they did not act recklessly,” President Obama explained.
Dallas is standing strong, but we can probably all agree, the entire country has a long way to go.
The president invited cops, community advocates, and elected officials from cities across the nation dealing with protests over-policing.
Our city leaders were here at home attending funerals for some of the fallen five.