Police reform group organized by U.S. mayors
The United States Conference of Mayors has launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination
BALTIMORE — The police commissioner in Maryland’s largest city has been appointed to a police reform work group created by an organization of U.S. mayors.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison will be one of three law enforcement leaders on the, the organization announced this week.
Cities have shown that successful reform is possible. Our new Police Reform and Racial Working Group will build on these successes to help address the police violence and patterns of racial discrimination that have plagued our country for far too long.— U.S. Mayors (@usmayors)
The task force’s assembly follows two weeks of nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd.
The group includes the mayors of Chicago, Cincinnati and Tampa, Florida, as well as police chiefs from Phoenix and Columbia, South Carolina. It will develop reforms that could be adopted by police departments nationwide to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination, according to the Conference of Mayors’ statement.
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