The City Council is looking at the police department’s public safety practices and evaluating how they can better serve the community, according to the City of Bellevue. The new pledge was signed by Mayor Lynne Robinson. It includes four different actions; review police use of force policies, engage the community by including a diverse range of input, report the findings of the review to the community and get feedback, reform police use of force policies.
“The disturbing events of the last two weeks have made it clear that systemic racism and injustice continue to permeate throughout our country, and that Bellevue needs to be a part of the solution,” said Mayor Robinson. “I urge the community to stand with us as we examine our actions and embark on this meaningful public safety review. We want all parts of the community to be a part of the conversation as we move forward.” … Read More