Al Sharpton calls for community summit on policing

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks with reporters outside the gates of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, after meeting with the president of the South Carolina military school. Sharpton discussed the school's response to cadets who were photographed with pillowcases on their heads conjuring the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks with reporters outside the gates of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, after meeting with the president of the South Carolina military school. Sharpton discussed the school's response to cadets who were photographed with pillowcases on their heads conjuring the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a community summit on policing following the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill woman in New York City.

He said Saturday at his weekly action rally that a summit with the police commissioner and others must be held “within days” because “these things keep happening.”

The 66-year-old victim, Deborah Danner, was shot at her Bronx apartment after she threatened a police sergeant with a bat.

The police commissioner and mayor have condemned the shooting. They say the sergeant had a stun gun but didn’t use it.

Sharpton says authorities can’t call it wrong without saying what is going to be done to prevent it from happening again.

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