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Resolution

Preventing Law Enforcement from Gross Misconduct

WHEREAS, law enforcement was created to protect the right of all citizens, including inmates incarcerated, regardless of race, color or sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement personnel are required to perform their duties within full compliance of all State and Constitutional Laws; and

WHEREAS, it is offensive, demeaning and inappropriate for law enforcement personnel to exercise excessive force against private citizens, including incarcerated inmates, both youth and adult.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that when law enforcement personnel allegedly use excessive force while in line of duty, the officer(s) will be immediately suspended from his or her position pending full investigation; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that when alleged excessive force used by law enforcement personnel resulting in death is to be referred to the State Attorney General and the United States Department of Justice for a full intensive investigation.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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