IDEAS: The many police reform proposals for the Dayton area compared and charted
A protest event that began at the federal building in downtown Dayton on Saturday, May 30, 2020, moved to the area of Jones Street and Wayne Avenue, where police stopped marchers from entering U.S. 35 by using pepper spray balls and a line of officers. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Opinion | June 29, 2020
By Amelia Robinson
Note from Community Impact Editor Amelia Robinson: The chart below appeared on the Dayton Daily News Ideas an Voices page Sunday, June 28.
The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the global protests that followed have spark a range of proposed reforms aimed at reducing racial discrimination in policing.
The chart below compares proposals and plans from the city of Dayton, 8 Can't Wait, Black Lives Matter Dayton and NAACP's Dayton Unit.
Due to space, it does not show proposals from state Rep. Phil Plummer and Ohio Senate and Ohio House Democrats.
This newspaper has published articles about most of the local plans that can be found on DaytonDailyNews.com.
• The ShotSpotter program uses audio sensors to detect gunfire and dispatch officers to the scenes.
• The city of Dayton had a rule that required employees to live within the city for years. The Ohio Supreme Court in 2009 upheld a state law prohibiting municipalities from mandating employees live in specific areas, meaning cities can no longer require that.
• The NAACP recommendation are for department throughout Montgomery County.