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Trump Law Enforcement Commission Report Blocked by U.S. Judge

Donald Trump and William Barr.
Donald Trump and William Barr.Photographer: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

A U.S. judge blocked a federal commission from releasing a final report on ways to improve policing, faulting the panel for doing its work behind closed doors and failing to include people with diverse views.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr created the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice last year. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington ruled the panel had violated the law, in part because it was comprised entirely of current and former law enforcement officials.