The community has expressed fear of the police despite efforts to make inroads in community engagement. [Continued]

Full question: The community has expressed fear of the police despite efforts to make inroads in community engagement. An obvious solution to this is reducing the police that carry guns to the absolute essential cases such as a report of a violent gunman. Would you be open to creating a police task force for traffic/non-violent crime that would not carry guns?

Answer: We are unable to support this suggestion. The safety of officers and the public precludes such support. In many cases, calls for service don’t provide the full context for the situation, so it would be too risky for the officers to respond without being fully prepared for what they may encounter.

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1. How do you all feel about the Minorities Together Movements Just Society Proposal, and why has it not been passed?
2. The community has expressed fear of the police despite efforts to make inroads in community engagement. [Continued]
3. In providing context for how difficult it is for officers to conduct traffic stops, is officer Dunn perhaps insinuating that we should explore shifting that responsibility to ... [Continued]
4. What alternatives exist in Shaker to calling an armed officer to respond to conflict? [Continued]
5. Who have you been listening to and what have you been reading to help you think innovatively about what policing needs to be in modern society? [Continued]
6. What is the timeline to see actual change?
7. What have you implemented into your police reform that was suggested by a citizen?
8. For the Mayor and officers: Do you think it is necessary to reimagine policing? What would a modern police dept look like to you?
9. Have any policies/practices changed as a result of conversations with teens?