PROACTIVE POLICING AND AN IMPARTIAL REVIEW BOARD
“You cannot have police officers reviewing their own conduct. A review process has to be fully empowered — you can't hobble the process by not giving full access, information, witnesses and videotape, whatever it be, to this group.” Michigan Daily, Apr. 12, 2018
I have consistently supported adding funding to our safety services.
- I regularly seek to add police officers to allow for proactive policing, including traffic enforcement and downtown beat officers.
- I supported funding a study to assess the adequacy of our fire stations and the staffing needed in each station.
- I have worked closely with pedestrian safety advocates to improve safety around our schools. Those efforts will need continued commitment.
- I have advocated for a fully-empowered police review board (watch video below)
Ann Arbor is a welcoming, diverse and tolerant city. We are home of the University of Michigan, which draws employees, instructors and students from around the world. It is important to me that all residents have confidence in their local government and its employees. I proudly sponsored an ordinance to limit the collection of immigrant status information in the routine conduct of City business. It is important to me that every resident and visitor feel comfortable interacting with our police and staff. Our entire community must be able to trust our police officers and City staff, so a victim or witness of crime is willing to cooperate with local law enforcement.