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File #: 2020-050    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action:
Title: APPROVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR GEORGE FLOYD "JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT" OF 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. CCAR Letter Support Police Reform Bill
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Report to Mayor and City Council

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Consent

 

 

SUBJECT:                     

Title

APPROVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR GEORGE FLOYD "JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT" OF 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)

 

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I.                     SUMMARY

This item is on the agenda at the request of Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes. The item requests the City Council to affirmatively state its support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 as passed by the House of Representatives and to direct staff to proceed with having a letter of support signed by all members of the City Council.

The City of Carson has historically taken positions on proposed federal and state legislation of interest to Carson because of the City’s location, economy, programs and policies that could affect its residents. 

 

II.                     RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

APPROVE staff proceeding with a letter of support for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, as passed by the House of Representatives, to be signed by all members of the City Council.

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III.                     ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate

 

IV.                     BACKGROUND

It has been recommended by Councilmember Lula Davis-Holmes that the City express its support for the “Justice in Policing Act” (Act) passed by the House of Representatives but not yet taken up by the Senate. We have been advised by our legislative advocate that the best action for the City to take is to send letters of support to our federal and state elected officials urging their support of this legislation.

The Act would, among other things, prohibit police from using chokeholds, create a national registry to track police misconduct, lower legal standards to pursue criminal and civil penalties for police misconduct, and ban certain no-knock warrants.

 

V.                     FISCAL IMPACT

There is no anticipated fiscal impact at this time.

VI.                     EXHIBITS

1.                     Exhibit - Draft letter of support for the “Justice in Policing Act”.

 

Prepared by:  David C. Roberts, Jr., Assistant City Manager