10 NAACP demands for all police departments

10 NAACP demands for all police departments
(Source: NAACP website)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is ready for change in how communities are policed around the country.

Prior to protests on Wednesday, the NAACP released a list of 10 demands for all police departments.

See the entire list:

  1. Create a Citizens Review Board, Police Trial Board, or Accountability Review Board for the public to have permanent presence/seats and have subpoena power.
  2. Release all body camera, citizens, and business camera footage; and 911 call audio to public.
  3. Immediately release the names of all officers, supervisors involved in all shootings.
  4. Release and/or create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s:
    1. To de-escalate conflict with person with weapon present and/or drawn
    2. To clarify the “Shoot to Kill” or “Shoot to Injure” decisions
    3. To remove corrupt officers
    4. To de-escalate conflict of excessive force situations
    5. To provide medical attention for shot or injured suspects
    6. To test officers in shooting for alcohol and chemical substance
  5. Every minority shooting requires an elevated level of investigation within the city, county, state, national law enforcement.
  6. Increase the use of special prosecutors when potential hate crimes are present.
  7. Implement implicit bias training for interacting with persons of color to include racial sensitivity, diversity training, and de-escalation strategies.
  8. Enhance the collection of data on fatalities involving police officers.
  9. Discourage so called “citizen’s arrest” or escalating or confronting acts within the community.
  10. Interact and team up with the NAACP and other organizations that promote public safety and good citizenship of the public.

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