WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says minority communities around the country need to work to bridge the separation between police and the residents they serve.
Speaking Monday at a breakfast honoring slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., Biden said communities and police departments need to build relationships of trust.
“There’s no reason on earth we cannot repair the breach that we’ve recently seen between law enforcement and minority communities,” he said.
Biden did not mention a weekend incident in which several gunshots were fired from a vehicle speeding by the driveway of his Delaware home. Biden and his wife were not home at the time, and there were no reports of injuries.
Police continue to investigate the incident, which prompted the Secret Service to boost security at Biden’s home.
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