Following the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man whose death at the hands of a white police officer was caught on camera this week, Rev. Al Sharpton called for legislation to reform policing at the national level.
"There must be national policy and national law on policing," Sharpton argued at his National Action Network’s convention. "We can't go from state to state, we've got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions."
Sharpton commended the police department involved in Scott's shooting, as it has already charged the officer responsible with murder. However, he added, "we cannot have a justice system that hopes we have a mayor in the right city or a police chief. We have to have one policy that is national."
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