12/26/2006

IACP asks feds for crime commission

By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON- The nation's largest police chiefs' organization is calling on the federal government to re-establish a national law enforcement commission to help restore confidence in local public safety operations.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) said Thursday that recent incidents involving officers' questionable use of force and abrupt increases in murder and robbery represent strong evidence for a panel, similar to President Lyndon Johnson's Crime Commission, which would develop a national anti-crime strategy. The panel would address a wide range of topics from police deployment to prison administration.

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