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Letter: Police need better training

Former NFL player Kevin Turner, left, speaks as

Former NFL player Kevin Turner, left, speaks as former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen during a a news conference in Philadelphia. (April 9, 2013) Credit: AP

I praise Newsday for its coverage of the death of Kevin Turner ["Violent end to a chase," News, Dec. 8].

It's about time that someone cover cases like these, so that police officers don't get off scot-free. I can't see how two police officers needed to beat someone this brutually to subdue him.

It's a shame that this young man lost his life simply because he ran from two officers. I hope that officers get more training on how to deal with situations like these.

Sal Bracco, Melville