Culver City Reviewing Public Safety, Use of Force

At the July 13, 2020 City Council Meeting, the City Council approved two proposed processes related to public safety:

A plan to review and reallocate public safety resources, services and budgets and a review of the police department’s use of force policy.

The City Manager’s Office will review the Culver City Police Department Policies 300 and 301 with the City’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity team (also known as GARE) and the Police Chief’s Advisory Panel. Community feedback will also be solicited through listening sessions and a public survey. Upon conclusion of the process, the findings will be brought back to the City Council for review of any proposed revisions and for further direction.

The City Council also discussed and approved the framework to re-imagine police services. The Council provided broad guidance on the project which included an aspirational 50% budget reduction goal, an internal group working with consultants, and incorporating members of the Chief Advisory Panel, the Finance Advisory Committee, the General Plan Advisory Committee and the GARE team to develop recommendations for the City Council’s consideration within the next 90 days.

Additionally, the Chief’s Advisory Panel had it’s first meeting last night. Copies of the meeting agenda, PowerPoint and Organizational chart are available online.

City of Culver City 

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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