On August 4th, in a show of political pandering, The City Council postponed the final vote on important common sense legislation to strengthen the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) until after the elections! This is simply unacceptable!
Harold Collins, Alan Crone, Janis Fullilove, Wanda Halbert, Jim Strickland, and Myron Lowery voted against the delays, and we thank them. However, we hope they are urging their colleagues to bring the vote back before elections as well.
PLEASE Call your Councilperson at (901) 636-6786 or email them and urge them to take the vote before the elections! Transparency & Accountability shouldn’t have to wait on political agendas. Our elected officials have failed to address these issues seriously and it’s now up to uto make sure police accountability is a priority!