We demand an end to abusive police practices!

Mayor Steve Noble & Kingston City Council

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Fabian Marshall was misidentified by the Kingston Police Department while waiting for his ride to work. He was stunned with a taser no less than 21 times.

We've heard many other stories like Fabian's about the brutality people have faced at the hands of the Kingston Police Department, but many are too afraid to file a complaint.

Enough is enough. Help us hold the police accountable and demand Mayor Noble and the Kingston City Council put a stop to these kinds of abusive policing practices.

To: Mayor Steve Noble & Kingston City Council
From: [Your Name]

Members of the Kingston Community should feel that the Police Commission exists to ensure that interactions between police and civilians are safe and that all complaints of abuse of power will be reviewed and handled quickly and appropriately.

As members of the Kingston Community, we demand:

An immediate release of :

-stop data by race and ethnicity, and use of force data including pepper spray and taser use.

-the number of investigations into complaints against members of the department concerning domestic violence, excessive force, coercion, and verbal abuse, and the results.

-information on selection guidelines and term limits of Kingston Police Commission

-information on the number of investigations into complaints against members of the department concerning domestic violence, excessive force, coercion, and verbal abuse, and the results.

An immediate process to begin creating a community policing model that includes non-appointed members of the community as a civilian oversight board which would :

-conduct investigations into all cases in which a department member discharges his or her firearm, stun gun, or taser in a manner which potentially could strike an individual, even if no allegation of misconduct is made;

-Systematically review reports and footage to conduct investigations into complaints against members of the department concerning domestic violence, excessive force, coercion, and verbal abuse, even if no allegation of misconduct is made;

-To investigate the the conduct of members of the Department concerning any investigative category, (excessive force, sexual misconduct, a false arrest, or illegal search or seizure, and/or committed another civil rights violation or tort.) even in the absence of a civilian complaint, when, based on information and belief.