Obama holds meeting on community policing, criminal justice

WASHINGTON (AP) - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says America is “not even close” to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve.

Obama made the comments after a more than three-hour meeting with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials.

However, Obama also expressed optimism, saying the participants — who included members of the Black Lives Matter movement — agreed such conversations need to continue despite raw emotions.

The man sitting next to him was Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham.

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