Updated: Jan 27
Police Reform is essential to rebuild the trust that many have lost in the police forces of our nations. Police Reform is also necessary to strengthen the trust many in feel in their police today. Reform of the nation's police force must happen. Reform must be fair, just and appropriate.
Cities will have to have autonomous and open civilian review boards. Cities that refuse to comply with the Civil Review Board's requirements will lose some federal funding.
It's lunacy that the police organization investigates itself. The use of prosecutors, who work closely with the police, will not supersede the authority or rights or actions of the Civil Review Board.
I propose that:
1. Mandatory cultural and neighborhood training while officers are still Rookies and in their assigned stations.
2. Body cameras must be worn during all public interactions. Police officers may not cover, block or mute their body cameras in any situation involving suspects or persons in need of service. Officers who in any way obstruct their body camera should be charged with tampering of evidence.
3. Officers who are terminated from any police force must lose all police certifications. The terminated officer will not be allowed to work anywhere in American Law Enforcement as a sworn law enforcement officer.
4. Police departments which hire officers with a past of abusing, killing or harming the public without justification, will held liable if that newly hired officer unjustifiably harms another person.
5. Brave officers who report the crimes of other officers, must be protected and if they choose, moved to another, division, or state.
I fully support the police. I have three retired police officers in my family. Honorable, brave souls, who protected Americans with honor.
Non-lethal technology and training will be a top priority for My Administration.
While the officers have to protect themselves. The use of non-lethal deterrents and apprehension techniques, must be available for use.
In Support of Our Brave Police Officers
I propose the following:
1. The murder of a Law Enforcement Officer must be raised to a federal offense, Death Row eligible.
2. Officers will be fully supported in advancing their education and development goals.
3. United States Law Enforcement Officers will be audited to ensure officers are equipped with the best tactical and protective equipment.
4. Police officers must not lose their qualified immunity.
5. Therapy, both individual and family will be a top priority for officers requesting the service. A strong support environment at home and at work can be very instrumental in helping officers be even more successful at their jobs.
Law Enforcement can be a dangerous and rewarding career. The ideas I propose will serve no one, as long as the Law Enforcement Blue Wall stands.
Officers must speak out on the wrongdoings and evils committed by fellow officers. Without breaking the Blue Wall, the police have the same code as a street gang.
THE BLUE WALL MUST COME DOWN!
Breaking the criminal culture of silence among our nations' Law Enforcement Agencies is a critical task that absolutely must be done.
1. Have an anonymous number to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Reports of officers misconduct or violations of civil rights may be reported anonymously.
2. The FBI will use in-person interviews and surveillance, including wire taps.
Crime in Law Enforcement and its enablers must end.