BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado district attorney’s office has received a grant for bias training in a city where several police officers confronted black student Zayd Atkinson outside his home. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the Boulder district attorney has secured $7,500 from the state to train employees on recognizing implicit bias.
District Attorney Michael Dougherty says his office been working to obtain the training funds since April 2018.READ MORE: Ralph MD Makes His Final Rounds At Children's Hospital After Launching Medical Dog Program
The city’s police department drew national attention earlier this month after several officers confronted Atkinson, a Naropa University student, who was picking up trash in front of the property where he lives.READ MORE: Animal Rights Lawyer Jennifer Emmi Accepts Plea Bargain In Murder-For-Hire Case
The district attorney’s office is not involved while the case is investigated internally by police, but Dougherty says the interaction highlights the need to address implicit bias in the justice system.MORE NEWS: Illegal Street Racing In Aurora: Cars Can Be Impounded For Up To A Year
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