Attorney General Loretta Lynch is set to announce a new mandatory bias training for over 33,000 federal agents and prosecutors that will launch in 2017.
The bias training was developed by a controversial group known as the Police Executive Research Forum, and was recently criticized by law enforcement groups for its recommendations on “use-of-force” situations.
“We’re not going to stand by and let police officers be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness,” Executive Director of the Fraternal Order of Police Jim Pasco said in February.
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates ignored the criticism when explaining the need to implement the program to additional personnel.
“The program has been so well-received by our state and local counterparts, we thought it was something we should be offering to our federal agents, frankly, to get our own house in order,” she told Reuters.
Fox News reported that the Justice Department had previously released instruction on how to “combat gender bias” in relation to sex assault and domestic violence cases.
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