The policies will be in place since Jan. 1, 2015, underneath the relation to a 2012 federal consent decree between your town of San antonio and also the U.S. Justice Department, which needed law enforcement Department to consider reforms to deal with excessive pressure and discriminatory policing.
The San antonio City Council, within an 8: election Monday, passed legislation that codifies law enforcement Department’s bias-free policing policies.
Additionally to codifying the policies, what the law states results in a to bring a civil legal action seeking remedies and financial damages over alleged biased policing. Additionally, it requires training around the policies and includes data collection regarding when individuals are stopped, including while driving.
“This legislation transmits a powerful message the City is dedicated to making certain constitutional policing now and later on,Inches Council President Bruce Harrell, who backed the measure, and Councilmember M. Lorena González, the co-sponsor, stated inside a statement a week ago once the law was approved within the council public-safety committee chaired by González.
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