Councilmember Gilmore-Richardson at council session

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO FOP LAWSUIT OVER PUBLIC COMMENT BILL

In Council News, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, News by PHL Council

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(PHILADELPHIA) October 14, 2020 – In response to the lawsuit filed by the Fraternal Order of Police over Bill No. 200364-A, Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) offers the following statement:

The public comment bill (#200364-A) was crafted through thoughtful engagement with legal and policy experts. I reached out regularly to the FOP and its lawyers to discuss any questions or concerns. I am confident that this bill is lawful. This bill creates transparency and accountability for the people of Philadelphia. It is a shame the FOP wants to block a process that will help build trust and confidence, and therefore, improve police/community relations in the City of Philadelphia.

Councilmember Gilmore Richardson is serving her first term in Philadelphia City Council and is a member of the Police Reform Working Group, a collection of elected officials and advocates working to bring accountability and transparency reforms to law enforcement.

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