Dayton Announces Plan To Review Police Misconduct Reports, Use of Force Policies
On Wednesday the City of Dayton announced 5 steps it will take related to the Dayton Police Department. This follows a weekend in which police officers used tear gas and pepper balls on residents protesting the death of George Floyd and police violence against Black people.
See information below from today's press conference. If you have a complaint regarding Dayton Police please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints received through this address will be handled by our Law Department. pic.twitter.com/tsSzf62LHO— City of Dayton, Ohio (@cityofdayton) June 3, 2020
The steps include more transparency in reporting police misconduct, a review of use of force policies, and increased diversity in recruitment. Dayton Commissioner Chris Shaw said the community has been working on these issues for over a decade.
“Over these years we’ve gathered a number of our community stakeholders together to have a conversation, an ongoing conversation about how to make things better between the community and the police department,” he said. “This is now, I think, an opportunity to have a reset, a needed reset in this work.”
The announcement comes after Jared Grandy resigned from his role as Dayton’s community-police relations coordinator. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Grandy said the Community Police Council has “fought for reform for years just to be met with silence.”
Complaints about the Dayton Police Department can be sent to email@example.com, which will be reviewed by the city’s law department.