To invest in true public safety, Charleston must reallocate funding to:
End all participation in federal programs that provide surplus military equipment or funding to buy military equipment, and returning any military equipment currently in CPD’s possession.
Create true community accountability through a permanent civilian body representative of impacted communities, following the Community Police Accountability Council model by Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression.
CPD must commit to protecting undocumented people from ICE. Ensure that all announcements and press releases from CPD are released in Spanish.
The city has a role to play in spurring public and private investment.