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Although Austin has remained a relatively safe city, there have been far too many shootings of African American men. What kind of changes would you institute at APD to reduce the number of officer-involved shootings and reduce the degree of mistrust that exists between the African American community and the police?

Susana Almanza

City Council, District 3


Include program, “Ethical Policing Is Courageous” training for police officers. Police departments and prosecutor officers should look and feel like the cities they are in. This is about culture and worldview and not just about race. Create documentation of police who violate people’s rights and removal policy. Make sure all police receive “Undoing Racism Training”. Police should live in the communities they serve. Address the root causes of crime, which include a lack of good jobs, a broken education system, access to health care, lack of quality childcare facilities, transportation, unaffordable housing, and income inequality.