Candidate for City Council President
No, not all Police disciplinary records should be made public, but I do support transparency to make all Police disciplinary records open to a Police and Civilian Review Board made up of Citizens and Police Administration with enforcement power.
Yes, Civil Asset Forfeiture is the job of New Castle County authority not WPD.
Yes. This will be vital information needed to address any formal complaints filed by citizens that are sometimes filed in the officer’s personnel files that are not FOIA-able.
Yes. Being a police officer is a stressful job. In today’s climate we all need to ensure that while dealing with these unprecedented time, we all have the needed release and therapy to address life’s pressures. Providing periodic evaluations will ensure our officers mental states in dealing with stress, anxiety and any developed bias while performing their jobs professionally and per regulations is balanced and maintained. If an officer is not in the right state of mind to make the sound professional and within regulation decisions while dealing with the public who may also be in need of psychological therapy, should be given relief of duty until they meet the required psychological state of mind.
Yes. I already am a co-sponsor on pending legislation due to move forward once we learn of the results of our grant for funding for body cameras.
Yes, if it does not hinder prosecution both ways.
YES, absolutely. This practice has proved to be detrimental with deadly consciences.
Yes, Operation Safe Streets is not working and only rounding up low level criminals and not stopping the major traffickers of drugs and guns, plus at the same time harassing innocent citizens.
Yes. This is essential in addressing any questionable actions by WPD which are usually overseen/investigated/disciplined by fellow officers. It will also ensure compliance of policing practices, defined use of excessive force and building of community trust.
Yes. The cost to incarcerate a person suffering from substance abuse without rehabilitation is inhumane and the funding should be diverted to more long-term detoxification support programs in the city/state.
I will support the following using Community Restoration Practices:
Implementation of $1 Homestead Program with resources to renovate vacant properties
Rental Property Registration and Inspection requirement.
Blight legislation to enforce littering/trash violations and exterior maintenance of property to code.
Back and co-sign low interest loans to small business doing business in the City.
Support employment set asides incentives for businesses who hire a set percentage of City residents.
Offer short term Tax abatement incentives for new businesses to locate or grow within the City.
Support revitalization programs of old existing housing stock in our community.
Help in the development of CIE – Community Informal Ecosystems
Amend current legislation providing easier inclusion of local minority/small business access to city procurement opportunities
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