Detroit City Council urges police reform amid national outcry against police brutality
DETROIT The Detroit City Council released a statement Tuesday urging the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners to adopt police reformations amid the national unrest over the killing of George Floyd. People across the country are protesting against police brutality and demanding change to prevent further tragedies from occurring in the future. Detroit organizers have demanded more widespread change that includes but goes beyond the police department, including a move to defund the police, make Detroit a sanctuary city, restore running water to all city residents and more. READ MORE: Detroit protest leaders list 11 demands ahead of meeting with mayor, police chiefLast week Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones announced her support for the peaceful protests demanding justice for Floyd and countless other Black Americans unjustly killed by police officers. We still see them and we will do right by them.You can read the Detroit City Councils full statement supporting police reform by clicking here.