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Police Reform Proposals Poll

Police Reform Poll  

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  1. 1. Which of these policing reforms would you support being implemented as a national standard for police departments?

    • Adopt technological and organizational approaches, such as the use of body cameras
    • Restrict policing actions that cause collateral damage such as shooting at moving vehicles.
    • Require law enforcement agencies to obtain written consent for consensual vehicle searches.
    • End stop-and-frisk policies
    • Require pre-employment screenings to identify prejudices
    • Require police officers to live in the community they protect
    • Require accredited implicit bias and other racial equity training for all police personnel.
    • Establish a public national database that tracks all police officers decertified in any state or locality
    • Investigate all fatal police shootings in the nation
    • Demilitarize the police
    • Deprioritize enforcement of minor offenses
    • Ensure law enforcement officers receive high-quality mental health and trauma support services
    • Provide increased funding for drug treatment, mental health support, educational completion programs, youth programs, both in-court and out-of-court diversion programs for non-violent offenses, and supportive interventions for families in crisis
    • End Section 287(g) agreements (currently allows DHS to deputize selected state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law)
    • Promote alternative responses to 911 calls
    • Reform and restrict the “qualified immunity” defense under section 1983 for law enforcement officers.
    • Require the use of de-escalation procedures and alternatives to deadly force whenever possible.

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