“The Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler Community Safety and Violence Prevention Resolution” says the city will create an unarmed department to handle “all incidents where a city resident is primarily experiencing a medical, mental health, disability-related, or other behavioral or social need.”

All emergency calls in these incidents would be routed to the new community response department instead of the police department. Additionally, traffic enforcement will be handled by a separate force that is unarmed.

The measure says police officers will not be allowed to make arrests or conduct searches “for any non-moving traffic infraction, non-felony offense, or non-felony warrant,” with police only allowed to issue citations in those cases.

… Hard to imagine this will work as intended for such a high-crime area. Reduce the root causes of crime before reduce policing.

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Brooklyn Center has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23.



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