Supervisor Perez Announces Policy Proposals to Fight Racism and Evaluate Policing
PALM DESERT – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is bringing forth measures before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to condemn the murder of George Floyd, initiate a review of Riverside County’s policing policies, and support dialogue through community forums.
In addition, he is sending a letter to local leadership to support the fight against racism.
“It is important that we recognize that racism does exist and it is our duty to ensure that all members of the public are treated fairly, equitably, and free from discrimination and social injustice,” said Supervisor Perez. “We need a vaccine, a cure, to racism and the pandemic, and that can come by being empathetic and listening to each other and working on all levels as community members and policymakers to create change in a positive way.”
On Tuesday, Supervisor Perez will seek his colleagues’ support in a resolution condemning the murder of George Floyd and in a review by the Riverside County Executive Office and the Sheriff’s Department of police procedures, with a report in 90 days. The item also recommends that county staff and Sheriff’s Department engage with the public through community forums.
The text of the resolution and review proposal can be found on the Board of Supervisors agenda, as items 3.22 and 3.23, respectively: http://riversidecountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2282