For the second time…

For the second time in less than four years there has been another death from an officer-involved shooting. This is a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the family of Mr. Soheil Antonio Mojarrad.

The five day report that was released is preliminary. Many questions remain and an investigation is ongoing.

I believe that City Council needs to review this incident carefully. We have had too many violent encounters between police and citizens. To protect citizens and police we need to review our procedures to ensure that body worn cameras are activated and to examine how we respond to situations that too often quickly become violent.

To find solutions let us work together to better understand these situations and prevent them from happening again.