The Justice Department said Friday that it would roll back a program initiated by the Obama administration that sought to improve trust between police agencies and their communities.
The department's changes will affect the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance, The Hill reports.
The COPS Office investigates and issues public reports about problems it found in individual police departments.
The DOJ said that its changes would "return control to the public safety personnel sworn to protect their communities and focus on providing real-time technical assistance to best address the identified needs of requesting agencies to reduce violent crime."
"Changes to this program will fulfill my commitment to respect local control and accountability, while still delivering important tailored resources to local law enforcement to fight violent crime," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
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