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Barr promised to convene civil rights leaders to discuss police reform. It didn’t go as planned.

WASHINGTON - Toward the end of his confirmation hearing, Attorney General William Barr was pressed about his predecessor’s controversial directive restricting the Justice Department’s use of court-enforced agreements to push through reforms in troubled police departments. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a presidential hopeful, sought a commitment from the attorney general to, within 90 days, meet with ...

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