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Indy Public Safety Director Addresses Ferguson Situation

Indianapolis Public Safety Directory Troy Riggs is speaking out about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. 

That's where the city is reeling following the police shooting of young Michael Brown.  Riggs says cities across America can learn that police force should be the last case scenario in situations involving the general public. 

He says incidents that involve large-scale force can get out of hand and damage the inner workings and reputation of cities.  He also says that when it comes to the populations they serve, it's important for police departments to reflect their cities in terms of racial and gender demographics as much as humanly possible. 

Riggs says the Ferguson situation is devastating for the St. Louis area. He says the entire community loses when situations like this occur and it'll likely take a long time to repair.

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