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Lewiston Passes Black Lives Matter Resolution

LEWISTON, Maine - The Lewiston City Council has passed a resolution opposing excessive use of force by police and calling for equal treatment under the law. Member Safiya Khalid introduced the proposal last week, and the council passed it on Tuesday.

The Sun Journal reports the resolution calls for the city to conduct anti-bias and de-escalation training for police. The resolution also holds the city to a promise to expand efforts to recruit and hire members of minority communities and review its process for investigating citizen complaints against police.

The resolution states the council "affirms and acknowledges that Black Lives Matter."