Police training and Obama at the Summit of the Americas

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Guests: David A. Harris, Cynthia Arnson

A two part show on Radio Times today: first up, we engage in the national dialog surrounding proper police use of force. Last month, the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Police Services released a report detailing the problems with non-lethal force training in the Philadelphia Police Department. And an officer-involved shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has reignited the conversation around police brutality. We’ll talk to DAVID A. HARRIS, professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh about the law surrounding these issues and the current climate in police-community relations. Then, President Obama just returned from the Summit of the Americas in Panama City where he met with dozens of Latin American heads of state and diplomats, including Cuba’s Raul Castro. We’ll talk about the historic meeting, the first since the White House announced its plans to normalize relations, and look at the rising tension between the U.S. and oil-rich Venezuela.  Marty talks with CYNTHIA ARNSON, Director of the Latin America Program at the Wilson Center.

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