Virginia Beach holds government employees like teachers and waste management employees accountable for wrongdoing. I want to strengthen accountability for our law enforcement city employees. I will support a strong Citizens Review Board with subpoena powers. I’ll work with our police department to eliminate overly punitive policing such as civil asset forfeiture.
The department can effort to reduce total traffic stops on lesser issues like inspection or tag stickers. I will fight for that. In 2020 I’ve watched police overreaction to Republican protests on mask restrictions. I’ve seen severe overreaction to progressive based social justice protests. Our department can treat protests with equity and respect instead of derision, I want all that and more.