Poughkeepsie releases preliminary police reform report

City officials say the document, which was developed by a committee made up of civilians and police officers, is not set in stone.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2021, 11:13 PM

Updated 1,226 days ago

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A 28-page police reform draft was released Tuesday in the city of Poughkeepsie.
City officials say the document, which was developed by a committee made up of civilians and police officers, is not set in stone.
"We'll be responding to any positive ideas and any input in the community that's going to make our job and our partnership with the community, and the trust we have with them, even stronger," says Capt. Richard Wilson, of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison say some officers will be training other police departments in the county on how to interact with the community.
"This is a plan," said Rolison. "This is a blueprint. It lists many things that the department and this community are doing and have been doing. And many of those are contained in the governor's executive order."
The city will hold a virtual public meeting Feb. 10 for more community feedback and will ultimately have to be approved by the Common Council.



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