Castro introduces bold policing plan

4 The Record

Democratic presidential hopeful wants to stop "racially discriminatory" practices in law enforcement

Thanks for taking some time to watch this web extra. Julian Castro hasn’t rolled out as many major policies as some of his competitors in the Democratic presidential race.

He’s come out big on the immigration issue, which we discussed on 4 The Record.

One of Castro’s other major policies focuses on discrimination in policing.

Another big policy initiative you propose that I haven’t heard much from your opponents about is your “people first” policing plan.

You want to end what you call over-aggressive policing and racially discriminatory policing.

It’s a specific response to the deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement.

You emphasize better training, hiring diversity, body cameras and using de-escalation tactics and other options to deadly force whenever possible.

A lot of this is already being done or at least moving in this direction.

Castro explained why he thinks it’s important to adopt these as national standards rather than leave it up to state and local governments.

Watch the video above for the full conversation.

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