Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed explains police reform bill in the City of St. Louis

“The cure isn’t to disarm the police department when we have gangs and bad guys all over the city that are armed,” says Reed.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 17, 2020 - 8:59 am

Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed joins our #Bottomline segment to discuss recent attempts to reform law enforcement in the City of St. Louis.

Reed explains the proposed legislation specifically addresses the following:

  • Banning chokeholds
  • De-escalation tactics
  • Duty to intervene
  • Reporting anytime a weapon is drawn

“The focus should be on having a well-functioning police department,” says Reed. He and Marc find a ton of common ground on the issue; both agreeing that you can’t take guns away from police officers and expect them to protect citizens against armed criminals.

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