Police Reform Commission Report Highlights the Urgent Need to Fully Implement Councilmember McDuffie’s NEAR Act

Police Reform Commission Report Highlights the Urgent Need to Fully Implement Councilmember McDuffie’s NEAR Act

Press Release
Commission’s report identifies areas where the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (NEAR) remains unimplemented and recommends changes to improve public safety For Immediate Release: Friday, April 1, 2021Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the DC Police Reform Commission released its report entitled “Decentering Police to Improve Public Safety. The Commission’s report culminates a year of work following calls for social justice this past summer and recommends that the District undertake sweeping changes to reimagine its approach to public safety. The report also makes it clear that critically important provisions of the NEAR remain unimplemented and underfunded. “Today’s report reaffirms my concerns that the NEAR Act has yet to be fully implemented and this lack of implementation is a detriment to public safety, said Councilmember McDuffie. “The Commission…
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