"Given the volatile crime situation in Baltimore, the concept of bringing together all law enforcement components in a unified effort and mission is strategically wise," said Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. "In other words, all law enforcement dogs in the fight. We can't have law enforcement dogs sniffing in disparate directions. We want everyone focused on the common objective, which is how to address the surge in violent crime."
Lawmakers need to engage police, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who has made police reform her priority, at the beginning of their criminal justice reform conversation rather than after they have moved forward with poorly planned legislation, said Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.