A member of the Denver City Council has drafted a piece of legislation that will all but abolish that city's police department.

According to the Denver Post, Candi CdeBaca wants to place a measure on the city’s November ballot asking voters to abolish the Denver Police Department and create a "peace force" in its place.

The councilwoman filed a placeholder to the City Councils next meeting that bypassed the normal committee process.

Calls to defund the Denver Police Department have permeated throughout the city almost since the George Floyd protests began. Mayor Michael Hancock and Public Safety Director Murphy Robinson have promised changes to the Denver police and sheriff's departments, but have not discussed defunding either of them.

 

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