There are some Things
We Can't Control

HURDLES

But here's why and where to go next

Citizen Review Board

The mayor supports the creation of a citizens review board. However, due to state laws, some of the features requested would not be possible in any city in Louisiana without a state law change, such as running independent investigations. That said, there are models of citizen-run oversight committees (such as New Orleans’ Independent Police Monitor) that advocate on behalf of citizens, monitor and review the results of investigations, and provide mediation opportunities between police officers and citizens.

Legal Representation and Prosecution

Unfortunately, the request for an outside prosecutor is something that the city does not control.

Prison Fund Allocations

This is not under municipal control.

Qualified Immunity Laws

This is a federal law, which will require federal reforms and is out of municipal control.