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Mayor announces plan to review and update police procedures and policies

Police chief says body cameras may become reality if funding secured


Last updated 6/4/2020 at 5:42pm

Mayor Mike Nelson, who recently announced his intention to create the Equity and Justice Advisory Task Force, on Thursday, June 4, specified steps he plans to study and create reforms to address what he said was police violence and systemic racism, including:

• Reviewing and updating the Police Department's use-of-force policies;

• Creating and implementing a body-worn camera program;

• Reviewing and updating the department's de-escalation policies and practice; and

• Creating comprehensive anti-bias/anti-harassment training.

"In addition to the above action items, it is my hope tha...

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