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File #: 200320    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/28/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution urging the Fire and Police Commission to adopt de-escalation and restraint policies for the Police Department in alignment with the “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign.
Sponsors: ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. COGGS
Attachments: 1. 176114 Johnson Resolution FPC SOP460 6.24.20.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/5/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/16/20200 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: President Johnson - Sponsor Following council members asked to be added to this file: Rainey, Lewis, and Dimitrijevic There were no objections.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/7/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
200320

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
ALD. JOHNSON, RAINEY, LEWIS, DIMITRIJEVIC, KOVAC, PEREZ, AND COGGS

Title
Resolution urging the Fire and Police Commission to adopt de-escalation and restraint policies for the Police Department in alignment with the “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign.

Analysis
This resolution urges the Fire and Police Commission to adopt de-escalation and restraint policies for the Police Department in alignment with the “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign.

Body
Whereas, The recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota has brought public scrutiny to police tactics related to de-escalation and restraint; and

Whereas, In order to reduce systemic racism in the City of Milwaukee, it is crucial to take a coordinated city-wide approach to implement data-driven best practices to reduce violence at the hands of law enforcement officers; and

Whereas, Campaign Zero, a nationwide police reform platform, completed a 2016 study that found that police departments with more restrictive use of force policies kill fewer people per 100,000 arrests and per overall population; and

Whereas, Campaign Zero’s national “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign seeks for Police Departments across the country to introduce eight policing policies which, in jurisdictions where they have been implemented, have contributed to reducing deaths at the hands of law enforcement by 72 percent and decreasing the likelihood of assaults on police officers and police deaths in the line of duty; and

Whereas, Only three Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) align with the eight policy recommendations promoted by the “Eight Can’t Wait” campaign, including requirements for officers to issue verbal warnings before using force, to intervene when fellow officers use excessive force, and utilization of a use of force continuum; and

Whereas, While the Milwaukee Police Department does not train its members to use chokeholds, strangleholds, carotid ...

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