Reimagining Public Safety
With the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, along with many other Black and Brown people at the hands of the police, highlight the need for reform and a reimagining of public safety in our country as well as the City of Takoma Park. To ensure that the City's public safety policies and procedures to designed to ensure racial justice, I will:
- Continue to support the creation of a Public Safety Taskforce;
- Advocate for changes to State and County laws that impeded the City's efforts to ensure racial justice in its public safety policies and procedures;
- Advocate for City resources to be devoted to piloting alternative models to better address mental health and social service needs in the community.