NYC Mayoral Candidate Kathryn Garcia on Reopening and Mending Police-Community Relations

Former New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia told Cheddar that she's prioritizing the safe reopening of the city, expanding affordable housing, and mending police/community relations, in her bid for mayor. She also explained that she would like to raise the minimum age requirement for police officers as part of her plans for reform. “We have to make sure that we are doing all we can to bring community and police together, which is why we need to raise the age to 25. It’s why we need to make sure that we have really clear and consistent training about engaging with community and de-escalating situations, but it comes down to fundamental discipline. We need to have transparent, fair discipline, both for officers and the public, to rebuild trust,” she said. Garcia would be the city’s first woman elected mayor if she were to win.
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