A Veteran Black Officer Teaches Police How Not To Kill People

"I would make sure the persons who come into our custody get services — not just the services that are required by the state, but over and above," Brown said. "I'd like to see people leave with skills they didn't have before."

Brown, who once worked as a public information officer, said transparency is important to her. She said she disagreed with Valdez's decision to initially release little information about the death of Joseph Hutcheson, who died after being restrained by officers in the jail lobby.

"If we make a mistake, we own it — that's how we start to mend the relationship with the community," Brown said, adding that people lose trust when they don't believe the police are policing themselves. It's important for law enforcement to release information when possible, she said, because "We want people to know, but we also want people to know that this is not what we're about."

Williams, who spent two decades in the sheriff's department, said it would be a "piece of cake" for him to transition from running his constable's office to the much larger role of being sheriff. He said he would also be quick to release information to the public. And he plans to use the platform to lead the county in its efforts at bail reform.

Source : https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-county/2018/02/20/dallas-county-sheriffs-race-draws-veteran-officers-top-brass-pledging-transparency

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A Veteran Black Officer Teaches Police How Not To Kill People

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A Veteran Black Officer Teaches Police How Not To Kill People