Montgomery County, Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge., Executive discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

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Later today on W T O V. It's 11 51 new information coming into the W T o P newsroom at this hour, a grand jury in Kentucky Is now expected to present its findings to a judge in the deadly police shooting of Briana Taylor. This afternoon. Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers who burst into her home back in March 1 evening as they served a no knock warrant. Kentucky's attorney general expected to announce whether charges will be filed against the officers involved in that shooting. President Trump has signed an executive order that expands his ban on the use of federal money for some types of diversity training. The order creates something called the 17 76 Commission, which will promote what the president calls patriotic education. The executive order follows the president's ban on federal agencies paying for critical race theory diversity training earlier this month. One definition of the theory the law and legal institutions are inherently racist. Who gets to decide how police officers should be disciplined? Montgomery County is considering a bill to give its police chief more authority to do so. Supporters and opponents spoke out on a Montgomery County bill on police discipline. Torrey Cook with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge. 35 represents 1100 County officers. If the way we address police discipline in Montgomery County is a real problem. The police chief and the county executive have a legal tool. That tool is collective bargaining, said Cook. He opposes the bill that would allow police chief Marcus Jones to take disciplinary action without being subject. Union negotiation. In some cases. Jeffrey Rubin, with Jews United for Justice also opposed the bill, but for a very different reason that enables the police to investigate themselves. Reuben mentioned the law enforcement officers Bill of Rights, which in his view should.

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