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File #: 200271    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee's support for Wisconsin 2019 Assembly Bill 1012, relating to police use of force in Wisconsin.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. COGGS, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. DODD, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. ZAMARRIPA
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/25/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Stamper, Dodd, Rainey, Hamilton and Zamarripa added as cosponsors.
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Number
200271

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
ALD. LEWIS, BAUMAN, COGGS, KOVAC, JOHNSON, PEREZ, DIMITRIJEVIC , STAMPER, DODD, RAINEY, HAMILTON AND ZAMARRIPA

Title
Resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee's support for Wisconsin 2019 Assembly Bill 1012, relating to police use of force in Wisconsin.

Analysis
This resolution expresses the City’s support for Wisconsin 2019 Assembly Bill 1012, relating to police use of force in Wisconsin. The resolution also directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to lobby for passage of this bill.

Body
Whereas, Wisconsin 2019 Assembly Bill 1012 reforms police use of force policies by prioritizing the preservation of life and minimizing the use of force; and

Whereas, Governor Tony Evers called for local government leaders to join in demanding this change; and

Whereas, Assembly Bill 1012 requires each law enforcement agency to ensure that its publicly-available policy on the use of force incorporates the following principles:

1. The primary duty of all law enforcement is to preserve the life of all individuals.

2. Deadly force is to be used only as the last resort.

3. Officers should use skills and tactics that minimize the likelihood that force will become necessary.

4. If officers must use physical force, it should be the least amount of force necessary to safely address the threat.

5. Law enforcement officers must take reasonable action to stop or prevent any unreasonable use of force by their colleagues.

; and

Whereas, This bill also prohibits disciplining a law enforcement officer for reporting a violation of a law enforcement agency’s policy regarding the use of force; and

Whereas, The Standard Operating Procedure for the Milwaukee Police Department currently incorporates several of the principles, including the following:

1. Section 460.15 states that the department shall “use only the force necessary to effectively maintain control o...

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