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The proposal by Mike Elliott, if passed by City Council, would also create a department of unarmed professionals trained to respond to mental health needs.
The criminal legal system “relies heavily on collecting money from the very people targeted by the system,” in the process incentivizing police to punish as many people as possible, the authors of the ACLU report write.
Cities across the country must rethink the role of law enforcement, as police continue to brutalize and kill Black men and women during traffic stops, advocates say.
A new diversion program will allow people charged with driving with a suspended license or without insurance to avoid jail time and fees.
Cities across the country have begun exploring traffic enforcement without police. This bill proposes doing so statewide.