By Tyrone Carter on September 26, 2020

Legislation I introduced would ensure independent access to all police misconduct complaints, Carter writes.


We all know their names by now: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake. They are among the ranks of countless Black victims of violence, mostly at the hands of law enforcement, who have sparked widespread protests, a national reckoning on systemic racism and unprecedented demand for police reform.

As a lawmaker, 25-year veteran of the Wayne County Sheriff’s department, Black man and father, I was horrified to see these recent acts unfold, but I also know how many good, decent public servants there are on the police force. I support our police and I support accountability — the two are not mutually exclusive.

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