The Las Cruces City Council along with officers of the Las Cruces Police Department discussed the 8 Can’t Wait Campaign at a work session held on Monday, June 15. Police Department staff covered the specifics of each item and detailed those they implement. The eight policies include:
- Ban Chokeholds and Strangleholds
- Require De-escalation
- Require Warning Before Shooting
- Requires Exhaust all Alternatives Before Shooting
- Duty to Intervene
- Ban Shooting at Moving Vehicles
- Require Use of Force Continuum
- Require Comprehensive Reporting
Also invited to provide commentary was Dr. Bobbie Green, President of the NAACP of Doña Ana County, Dr. Laura Gutierrez-Spencer, Director of Chicano programs at New Mexico State University and Dona Ana County Sheriff Kim Stuart.
Councilor followed up with several questions and requests that will be the beginning of on-going discussions between City council, police, and the public on procedures and policies in the Las Cruces Police Department.
The meeting will be rebroadcast Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. on CLCTV Comcast channel 20 and it’s available on-demand at LasCruces.CivicWeb.net and YouTube.com/clctv20.