Police in St. Petersburg, Florida are changing the way they respond to non-violent calls. According to reports, a social service agency will now report to 911 calls pertaining to drug overdoses, disorderly intoxication, suicide crises, truant and disorderly minors, and other non-violent issues.
The NYPD has sounded the alarm as the number of officers filing for retirement skyrocketed amid protests and a surge in shootings. On Wednesday, the department reported that 179 officers filed for retirement last week, which was a 411% increase from the same time last year.
The mayor of Minneapolis said he’s on the side of “massive structural change” for law enforcement, but can’t fully support the movement to defund police.
Customs and Border Protection are pushing back on calls to defund police. Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan firmly defended the men and women of CBP as well as law enforcement agencies across the country. One America’s Christina Bobb has more from Washington.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to move forward to eliminate the city’s police department. One America’s Jenn Pellegrino has more.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) has introduced a resolution in the wake of George Floyd’s funeral to honor his legacy, while disavowing the ‘defund police’ movement. One America’s John Hines spoke with the senator and has this report.
In recent days, demonstrators across the country have welcomed elected officials to their protests in a unified stand against racial inequities. However, the mood took a turn this weekend after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was swiftly banished by his supporters. One America’s White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino has more.