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File #: 200317    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for Governor Tony Evers’s policing accountability and transparency reforms.
Sponsors: ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. MURPHY, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. DODD
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/17/20201 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/20201 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Johnson - Sponsor Jordan Primakow - IRD Sponosrs added: Murphy, Hamilton, Bauman and Dodd
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/24/20201 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
200317
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
180898
Sponsor
ALD. JOHNSON, MURPHY, HAMILTON, BAUMAN AND DODD

Title
Substitute resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for Governor Tony Evers’s policing accountability and transparency reforms.
Analysis
This resolution expresses the City’s support for Governor Tony Evers’s policing accountability and transparency reforms.

Body

Whereas, On June 19, 2020, Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes announced policing accountability and transparency reforms, calling for bipartisan support in taking a step toward dismantling racism in a state consistently ranked among the worst in racial disparities; and

Whereas, Social and economic inequities reach every community in the state, and eliminating them will require action at every level of government; and

Whereas, People across the state are demanding local, state, and federal governments to take action in addressing racism and increasing law enforcement accountability; and

Whereas, The legislative package includes:

1. Establishing statewide use of force standards for all law enforcement agencies.

2. Prohibiting discipline of a law enforcement officer for reporting a violation of a law enforcement agency’s use of force policy.

3. Requiring the Law Enforcement Standards Board to develop a model use of force policy for law enforcement agencies.

4. Requiring each law enforcement officer to annually complete at least 8 hours of training on use of force options and de-escalation techniques.

5. Creating a $1,000,000 grant program, administered by the Department of Justice, to fund community organizations that are using evidence-based outreach and violence interruption strategies to mediate conflicts, prevent retaliation and other potentially violent situations, and connect individuals to community support.

6. Requiring law enforcement agencies to develop policies prohibiting the use of chokeholds.

7. Requiring each law en...

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