Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-05-04 21:31:59 –
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (KFOR) – Oklahoma City police are demanding more money for next year’s budget.
Agencies are trying to address mental health, human rights and the homeless, but some say the department’s plans don’t match what the community wants.
“When we hear about the next development of hundreds of millions of dollars in police, we still have disproportionately violent police,” said Nicole McAfee, director of policy and advocacy for the American Civil Liberties Union. Said.
Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Girly admitted that the city is watching the trend.
“Nationwide, violent crimes tend to be on the rise,” Gourley said. “So we wanted to find a better way to deal with it, but we realized that it has begun in Oklahoma City in the last few years.”
According to a police presentation, only 1.7% of the 1,066 arrests led to the use of force and there were no formal complaints.
McAfee says this information does not yet support the needs of the community.
“When we enter another city’s budget cycle, the Oklahoma City government listens to comments from city residents and responds by receiving comments rather than responding deeply to their needs.” McAfee says.
However, Chief Girly said the department is listening to community feedback. Public response is the reason behind that new reality-based training program.
“Our goal is a sound tactic that simulates real-life serious events through scenario-based training, continually strengthens each officer’s ability to adapt to stress, and promotes efforts to address the sanctity of life. It’s about making the right decisions, “Gourley said.
OKCPD believes that the proposed budget will help close the gap between citizens and police.
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