My heart is heavy as we bring you this month's update. The senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police should motivate all of us to educate ourselves on the injustices faced everyday by our black and brown friends and neighbors. The time is now (and long overdue) that we all commit to being "anti-racists" and I hope you'll all join me on that path. Click
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Florida begins Phase 2 of Governor DeSantis' reopening plan today
Continue to wear a mask and physical distance when possible
Black Lives Matter in St. Petersburg
I fully support your right to protest the death of George Floyd. If you participate in protests, I'd highly recommend reading these tips on how to protest safely during the pandemic.
St. Pete Police have made significant strides towards racial justice in the past, but recognize there is still much work to be done for our black community. Many have reached out about #8cantwait - Thank you! Our local police policies already satisfy all eight requests shown above and body cameras are in the final stages of field testing and will be implemented across the force as soon as possible.
I welcome discussing your ideas about how to decrease violence, maintain police accountability, and end systemic racism and unjust policies for St. Pete. Click here to email me.