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Divided county Board of Supervisors votes to support federal police reform bill

05/04/21

 

Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, who brought forward the item, said Floyd’s killing highlighted racial disparities in policing and a deep distrust in law enforcement among communities of color. He said the board’s action sends a message that the county believes racial injustice is wrong and reinforces the county’s commitment to rooting out racism. He noted the board declared racism a public health crisis earlier this year.

“Supporting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the right thing for our county to do,” Fletcher said.  READ MORE