Issues & Endorsements
- The primary purpose of the Board of Police Commissioner is to investigate complaints against police and hold them accountable when appropriate. Return the Board’s focus to that duty.
- End No-knock raids unless there is an imminent and credible threat to human life.
- Suspend the use of facial recognition technology.
- Resist efforts by bad actors to go around the charter.
- Restore benefits to retired officers.
- Adopt written policies requiring on-duty DPD officers to intervene and ensure that all DPD members obtain training in de-escalation.
- Restore the private towing rotation.
- Improve response time in underserved neighborhoods.
- End high-speed chases unless there is an imminent and credible threat to human life.
- Attract more officers with higher pay.
- Reallocate some resources, and reassign mental health calls to mental health professionals.
- Propose incentives (like property tax breaks and free land-bank houses) for officers who make Detroit their home.
- Hire a parliamentarian and BOPC attorney.
- Stop mass surveillance. Only use invasive surveillance technology when there is probable cause.
- End the use of exotic crowd control weapons and military style weapons by police.
- Michigan Peoples Campaign.
- Eastside Community Slate & Black Progressive Organization
- Southeast Michigan Progressive Democratic Caucus
- Obama Grass Roots Walkers
- Malik Shabazz
- Former State Representative (and retired DPD officer) Bettie Cook Scott.
- Police Commissioner (District 1) Darryl Brown.
- Police Commissioner (District 2) Linda D. Bernard.
- Police Commissioner (District 5) Willie Burton.
- Police Commissioner (District 7) William Davis.
- Former Wayne County Sheriff & Executive Robert Ficano.
- Lory Parks (Michigan National Action Network)