Transcript for City officials approve police reforms after Daunte Wright shooting
White buzz did wrong. It was in the words of Brooke consider mayor Mike Elliott a historical vote. We've known for years collectively that we have. In public safety. A system to those Nike all of us a. Brooklyn center City Council voting under resolution. Creating an unarmed community response department for mental health calls. It would also create an unarmed civilian traffic department. Give the community oversight the police took four. There would also be a citation and summons model essentially banning arrest for low level offenses. The resolution will not require police officers to violate state law. The resolution will not deputized unarmed residents into road and onto the ropes to make traffic stops. This day of decision comes 34 days. After Daunte Wright was fatally shot but Brooklyn center police officer. Can all our son. On April 11. Was murdered. Because of a just a minor traffic. The resolution is named for right. What we Heiser who had autism and mental illness. And was fatally shot by police in August 2019. Today both their families spoke emotionally the council. I don't wish this upon anybody in this room. And in order to not have those happen we need this. Resolution but I know for sure that if measures like this had been passed earlier. That Donte' right would be alive today and that Colby highs there would be alive today. Law enforcement groups have urged the council to reject the resolution. Saying it would be dangerous for civilians to take over some policing duties you know. Don't know who that person is that he and his hearing and or passenger and car went there armed whether there wanted on warrants just before the resolution passed. One woman had this thought. What I want to see is a partnership between. The diverse community members we hat here in law enforcement to find what we can chains to make things better for all of our community members.
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