Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Arizona Democrats - State and Federal - Proposing Action Against Police (ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS)

3:15pm: Democrats seem to have settled on a strategy to reframe the renewed debate about excessive force by police officers, and Arizona elected officials at the state and federal levels are on the same page.

After nighttime violence and looting in Arizona and around the country began to dilute the message of protesters, the Congressional Black Caucus met yesterday to discuss strategy. Today, speeches and actions reflect that strategy.

Democrats in the State House and Senate this afternoon sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey and asked for a special session to address police reform measures. (below) They proposed five areas, including requiring body cameras be worn and used by all officers, and mandatory investigations of all uses of deadly force.

Meanwhile, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-CD3) joined 50 other U.S. Representatives in introducing a resolution condemning "police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force", and calling for the Department of Justice to take several actions. (below)

In addition, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) released a statement on yesterday's police actions outside the White House.

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