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File #: 2022-0054   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 1/26/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 2/24/2022 Final action: 2/24/2022
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the Reimagining Public Safety Framework, which is inclusive of the report back on Motions 26.2 and 25.1 Policing Alternatives, Motion 44 Mental Health Resources, and a peer review of Customer Codes of Conduct.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Alternatives Analysis study approved by the Board, Assembly Bill 468, Board approved a Motion, Customer Code of Conduct, Customer Experience Plan, Grant Aid, Homeless Outreach, Informational Report, Jobs, Law enforcement, Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Equity Platform, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Partnerships, Police, Program, Public Safety Advisory Committee, Quarantine, Race, Race and ethnicity, Request For Proposal, Ridership, Safety, Safety and security, Safety programs, Security, Students, Surveys, System safety, System Safety Management, System Safety Program, Transit Homeless Action Plan, Transit safety, Transit System, Uniform Crime Reporting
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 26.2, 2. Attachment B - Motion 25.1, 3. Attachment C - Motion 44, 4. Attachment D - Motion 37, 5. Attachment E - Motion 37.1, 6. Attachment F - LA Metro PS Project Fact Sheets, 7. Attachment G - LA Metro Code of Conduct Review, 8. Presentation
Related files: 2020-0429, 2020-0445, 2021-0745, 2022-0049, 2021-0190
Meeting_Body
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO MOTIONS ON COMMITMENT TO REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE the Reimagining Public Safety Framework, which is inclusive of the report back on Motions 26.2 and 25.1 Policing Alternatives, Motion 44 Mental Health Resources, and a peer review of Customer Codes of Conduct.

Issue
ISSUE

Since 2020, the Metro Board has called on staff, through various directives, to give significant attention to transforming and reimagining Metro's public safety programs and initiatives. Shaped by considerable feedback from the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), Metro employees, and the general public, Metro is better aligning operations to the needs of the public through intentional and equity-driven public safety initiatives. This report provides a status on these initiatives - Motion 26.2 & 25.1, the alternative approaches to Public Safety (Attachments A & B), Mental Health Resources Motion 44 (Attachment C) and the Customer Code of Conduct review, and a summary of the new intelligence led public safety strategic framework for Metro to serve as the bridge between ideas and action.


Background
BACKGROUND

Following the George Floyd protests in 2020, a national dialogue erupted about the state of public safety and policing in America. Community activists and many voices in communities of color argued that over-policing created inequitable treatment and too many situations of unnecessary violence, while law enforcement expressed frustration about being called on to manage scenarios they were not trained for, such as social work and mental health emergencies. But as the conversation evolves, it is clear that while law enforcement is necessary to uphold laws and reduce crime, the approach to public safety should be comprehensively reexamined and reimagined to be more diversified.

In response to growing calls...

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