One month after announcement, how’s police reform effort going in Utah?

One month after announcement, how’s police reform effort going in Utah?


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State lawmakers are working with activists and officers on changes to policing in Utah. 



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The local NAACP announced the efforts about a month ago. 

Since then, several meetings between the groups involved have happened, although any legislative changes are likely to wait until 2021.



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Some reforms may happen sooner — for example, in the makeup of the POST Council, the group that certifies and sets training standards for police officers. The local NAACP may have a seat at the table.

“Steps were being taken to incorporate, I hope, Jeanetta (Williams) and her organization into the actual POST Council, which is the organization that deals with officers being certified or de-certified,” said Ryan Carver, spokesman for the Utah Fraternal Order of Police.



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Other possible changes include how police misconduct records are handled and how officers are trained.

“There’s a misconception out there that law enforcement resists change,” Carver said. “I can tell you you will not find one officer on the street anywhere in these United States that is satisfied with the way policing is being viewed.”

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Published at Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:38:09 +0000

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