Our Demands

1) Safety
2) Accountability
3) Community

 

1) SAFETY: Police Safely to Preserves Lives



Illegalize head and neck maneuvers

- Goal: Save lives

- Plan: Fire, Arrest, Charge, Independently Prosecute Violating Officers


Prioritize maintenance of life of people in police custody

- Goal: Bring people to the justice system; Don't be the justice system.

- Plan: Fire, Arrest, Charge, Independently Prosecute Violating Officers


Reward Safe Policing Practices

- Goal: Incentivize officers to avoid use of excessive force

- Plan: Provide tiered, quarterly, monetary bonuses and recognition to officers who avoid excessive force

  • Excessive force complaint discrepancies will be determined by a Police Action Review Board composed of citizens and police

Require bi-annual, in-person, Inherent Bias Training

- Goal: Recognize and counteract prejudicial police practices 

- Plan: Train officers to combat their tendencies toward bias

  • Require remediation if assessments are failed

Require Five, Annual, Weaponless Shifts in Urban Emergency Department Psychiatric Units

- Goal: to hone non-Violent situation de-escalation skills

- Plan: partner with healthcare professionals to adapt proven, non-violent, weapon-free, de-escalation techniques


2) ACCOUNTABILITY: Holding Officers Responsible Decreases Dangerous Practices 



Mandate that all officers wear functioning body cameras while on-duty

- Goal: Record un-editable police-citizen interactions as objective evidence of occurrences

- Plan: Record video and audio of all communications and contact with citizens from start of dispatch or patrol incident to citizen release or hand-off in police headquarters

  • Mandate that unedited body camera footage be released to the family of those involved in police incidents within 48 hours of request.

Install local Police Action Review Boards

- Goal: Provide community oversight of controversial police actions

- Plan: Install a non-partisan, multi cultural, police and citizen-based Police Action Review Board to review controversial cases and provide decisive guidelines to police departments that must be followed


Enact Effective Federal Legislation

- Goal: Standardize national policies to keep citizens and police safe

- Plan: Enact federal legislation that mandates oversight of and accountability for safe, non-discriminatory tactics of local police departments.

3) COMMUNITY: Develop Strong Community Ties to Humanize Officers & Citizens

 


Incentivize Community Policing

- Goal: Instill a sense of comfort, pride and duty to community 

- Plan: Enact targeted measures (below) to positively integrate police officers into the fiber of the community they police


Provide housing discounts and tax breaks to officers who live in the neighborhood they police

- Goal: Instill a sense of comfort, pride and community-duty in police officers

- Plan: Create local, state and federal programs granting officers monetary incentives to live full-time in the communities they police


Mandate that at least 20% of officers live within the community they police

- Goal: Instill a sense of comfort, pride and community-duty in police officers

- Plan: Create local, state and federal programs granting officers monetary incentives to live full-time in the communities they police


Provide police department employment and training to promising, underrepresented minority, community youths

- Goal: ​Build upon strong community ties to improve policing while providing career-building opportunities

- Plan: Utilize grants for police academy scholarships, internships and summer jobs for underrepresented minorities


Facilitate bonding opportunities between police officers and minorities in the communities they police

- Goal: Build relationships and mutual trust

​- Plan: Require a variety of impactful, regularly-scheduled community outreach events

  • It's hard to use deadly force on someone after you've done thisthisthis or even this with them​

  • Coordinate monthly neighborhood lunch events at neutral venues with police and the community

  • Institute twice yearly in-home family dinners with pre-approved, underrepresented minority families living within the officer's jurisdiction