Georgia PD Fate Could Be Put to Vote

Georgia PD Fate Could Be Put to Vote

( – Georgia’s House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday, June 19, that could give residents the power to disband their county’s police department. The bill passed by a 152-3 vote and is targeting the Glynn County Police Department; specifically, its dealings with the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

Additional counties that could be affected include Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett. Others have two police enforcement agencies where the county police enforce the laws while the sheriff’s office handles the jail.

A previous version of this law failed to pass in January, but has gained traction again after the February death of Arbery. If this law passes in the senate and voters take advantage of it, some counties will have their sheriff’s department stretched incredibly thin when trying to answer 911 emergencies and enforce the law.

This law also includes a section that would increase the sentencing of someone who committed a hate crime. If this law is passed, it could open up more voter choice — but also a lack of policing.

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