Michigan lawmakers discuss potential police reform plans
DETROIT Michigan state representatives revealed their plans to transform police and public safety Wednesday morning. The reform plans are coming from Detroiters and many -- Like Rep. Tenisha Yancey -- have law enforcement backgrounds. Yancey said facial recognition technology has to go due to how often it identifies people of color incorrectly. The press conference unveiled the Equal Justice for All plan, which revolves around four pillars of reform: police accountability, use of force protocols, community oversight and reinventing public safety. As a law enforcement veteran, he said the actions of the Minneapolis police toward George Floyd changed law enforcement forever.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer proposes 4-pronged police reform plan: What it includes
The governors office says the four-pronged plan was developed in partnership with community leaders and law enforcement organizations. Require in-service training for all licensed law enforcement officers to maintain licensure. Authorize MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) to do the following: Audit law enforcement agencies to ensure they are accurately reporting violations of law or improper use of force. On personnel:Provide incentive programs for law enforcement agencies to hire/retain officers who live where they work. All Michiganders, no matter their community or the color of their skin, deserve equal treatment under the law, Governor Whitmer said.