Last month on April 15th, the Council voted to fund some of the Use of Force recommendations that the Mayor had put forward in an emergency budget proposal. During that meeting, Council President Stuckart brought forward a proposal that would have included funding for 10 police officers in addition to the funding for Use of Force recommendations. Council members Stuckart, Waldref and myself voted in favor of the proposal because we all recognize that our Police Department’s human resources are stretched thin. Council members Salvatori, Allen, McLaughlin and Fagan voted against the proposal. You can read a quick recap of the vote here.
During Council testimony, I shared a story that I believe highlights precisely why we need more police on the streets. I wanted to share that video with you today in case you missed it: