Minimize Use of Militarized Weaponry
Direct the state to cease providing, and local departments
to cease using, militarized weaponry that does not align
with a use of force continuum that authorizes only the
minimal amount of force necessary:
• To protect citizen and officer safety,
• That is proportional to the incident,
• That brings an unlawful situation safely and
effectively under control, and
• That preserves the constitutional and human
rights of the citizen.
An open letter to Mayor Lyda Krewson from Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, Co-chairs of Forward Through Ferguson, on the public safety opportunity in front of our region. Click here to download a pdf of the open letter. Mayor Krewson, The retirement of Police Chief Sam Dotson represents a new day for public safety in St. Louis….