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El Paso City Council approves resolution supporting police reforms

EL PASO, Texas -- The city of El Paso is taking steps to encourage reforms at the El Paso Police Department.

After national and local calls for police reform, El Paso City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the "'El Paso Strong' resolution which seeks to encourage the elimination of racial disparities and improve law enforcement interactions."

The city is implementing a new recruitment and hiring process, creating a civilian-involved discipline review board and shooting review team.

City officials also want to institute new training for de-escalation techniques and create a critical incident team for independent investigation of officer-involved shootings.

Council members, before voting to approve the resolution supporting the changes, emphasized that their action should not be viewed as an attack on police.

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Shelby Montgomery

Las Cruces native Shelby Montgomery is an ABC-7 reporter who also co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.

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  1. Honk honk!!!
    They were hero’s back in August 2019, they were hero’s a month ago because beeraids.
    Now the Democratic Socialists think they are the scum of the earth.

    Hope y’all bought cheap and stacked deep.

      1. Guess you haven’t been watching the TV.
        Yes, your Demoraptic Socialist buddies want to defund ALL police, not just retrain a few.
        Nice try commie.

          1. I served two tours of duty in Germany (6 years) with the U.S. Army during the Cold War against Communism. I have seen them up close and personal. You? You have never served your country or earned anything in your miserable life. I know a Communist when I see one. You are a Communist. You didn’t read that book that spells out the similarities of Communism and Fascism did you. Too illiterate? What a moron!

        1. You’re not paying attention. No Democrat wants to defund the police. If you can’t keep up maybe you should find another blog. Wr have too many “slow” folks on here already.

          1. You can say it all you want but MOST social democrats DO want to defund ALL police.
            Keep spouting the Commie party line, maybe someone will belief you eventually.

      1. Like libtard Austin? Some of my best friends are Hispanic police officers and other LEO. My wife is Hispanic dolt. Stop talking trash Mr. White Trash. You are the epitome of a true bigot and racist. You got that from your buddy Alberto. LMAO.

          1. I have no problem with Hispanics in general. I have issues with leftist viva la raza Hispanics like you Alberto. You are the enemy.

        1. I have no problem with cops of any color. What I have a problem with is my being so stupid I keep arguing with morons who have ansolutely no idea what they are talking about.

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