New commitments by Greater Manchester's political leaders after the "shock waves" from the death of George Floyd

Andy Burnham Credit: Andy Burnham

Quarterly race equality policing reports on the use of policing powers across different communities in Greater Manchester will be published, Mayor Andy Burnham has said.

He said it was one of three new commitments by the region's political leaders following the "shock waves" from the death of George Floyd which have been "felt powerfully and painfully here in Greater Manchester".

Mr Burnham said: "We believe by giving this greater level of transparency we will also improve accountability and, hopefully, confidence in policing in all of our communities."

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The other measures are creating a stronger dialogue with the black community - recognising they are under-represented in political and public life in the region - and bringing forward plans to establish a race equality panel in regard to devolution.