The U.N. committee also said that police needed to limit their use of Taser weapons and improve how they treat minorities.
The U.N. Committee against Torture on Friday urged the United States government to do more to combat police brutality, part of a comprehensive report they say highlights American shortcomings in detaining suspected criminals.
The U.N. panel also criticized American military interrogations and the way prisoners are held at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, particularly the use of sleep deprivation techniques.
“There are numerous areas in which certain things should be changed for the United States to comply fully with the [anti-torture] convention,” Alessio Bruni of Italy, one of the panel’s chief investigators, said at a news conference Friday in Geneva, according to the Associated Press.
The group also highlighted a handful of botched executions in recent months and the high number of rapes in U.S. prisons.