An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures

Police Reform Legislation ASAP

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Please pass this police reform for our state. Please require automatic dismissal of officers who demonstrate a pattern of abuse of power, including perpetration of domestic violence in their personal lives. Please make it a crime for officers to turn off their body cameras. Please make it required that all 24 hour a day footage is released to the public so that when footage is missing, that officer can be prosecuted or fined. Please stop giving paid leave and/or severance to officers who kill people. Please give district attorneys more strict rules to prosecute officers. If districts like Jefferson county use CIRT to prepare a statement of facts for the DA to decide upon, please have these be independent officials collecting the data, NOT officers who want to protect their profession. Please consider gun regulation in our state in tandem with de militarization so that officers don't fear violence at routine traffic stops and can't perpetrate it as well. Please provide immunity for peaceful protestors who were jailed in Denver and please provide justice for peaceful protestors who were abused by officers in our capital. Please divest resources from police militarization and towards public education and mental health services. Please require police officers to see regular counselors and participate in first responders group therapy. Please address the high rates of suicide, PTSD, and perpetration of domestic violence by our police force. Those who abuse on the streets likely abuse in their own homes. Please require data collection about rates of conviction for officers who perpetrate crimes as well as the race of their victims.

First sent on June 4, 2020 by Sophia

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