I don’t expect to agree with everyone all the time, including the police union. But I will not exploit the issues-of-the-day for political gain.That’s why I supported an independent police review commission from the start.
And for the record, that’s why I voted against de-funding the Police Department. Because I truly believe we need to reform, re-imagine, and re-invest in community-based public safety.
But beyond the terrible and often racist acts that dominate the political headlines of the day, I recognize the extraordinarily important, often dangerous, and too often thankless job that those wearing a badge must perform to keep our communities safe.
That may not win me support from some activists, but if they listen to me, as I will always listen to them, I hope they understand that I’m running for Mayor to solve problems, not to play politics.