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Acting Chief Eastman tries to clear up PD's use-of-force policy

Recent calls for police reform prompted the police department to answer some FAQs

 

Last updated 7/10/2020 at 9:29am

Beacon photo by Emily Gilbert

Recent protests against police brutality, like the one in Mill Creek on June 2, in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. The protests have also spurned the community to asks more questions about police use-of-force policies, and MCPD Acting Chief Scott Eastman updated the City Council of Mill Creek's policy on July 7.

The recent deaths of Black people in the United States at the hands of the police, spurred by the video of the death of George Floyd in an interaction with four Minneapolis police officers, has prompted communities nationwide to evaluate their police departments.

Many in Mill Creek have asked about police policies and their budgets, among other questions. Acting Chief Scott Eastman responded to some questions by creating a frequently-asked-questions document he shared with City Council July 7. It is also posted on the City's website: https://bit.ly/2W2PD2i.

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