On April 22, 2021, while standing on the steps of the Rhode Island State House, Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz called for the need to strengthen accountability measures across all municipal police departments. 

Dr. Muñoz stated, “We know that something has to change: 

    • Rhode Island’s congressional delegation should call for an assessment of the national accreditation process for law enforcement agencies, in order to ensure that the policies, protocols, and professional standards provide adequate guidance in areas related to internal investigations, mental health screenings, and racial justice.
    • Rhode Island state leaders should mandate all municipal police departments to acquire national accreditation, and allocate state funds to cover the costs of accreditation related audits.  
    • Rhode Island’s version of the law enforcement accreditation process should be expanded to mirror the national accreditation framework, expanding its coverage from 200 policies and standards to the 460+ policies and standards assessed within the national accreditation process.

How can we expect to adequately assess, and transform, any system of public safety, if law enforcement agencies in different states, cities, and towns are allowed to operate under different standards and expectations?

We can strengthen accountability. We can effect this change, today.” 

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Luis Daniel Muñoz is a candidate for Governor of Rhode Island

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