Mayor Fouts’ Statement Against Defunding Police in Warren
I am strongly opposed to defunding the Warren Police Department! This is a bad idea because we have an outstanding police department under Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer.
Warren Police Officers receive training in:
C)Proper use of force techniques
D)Proper decision making and use of lethal force.
Warren police receive on-going training in all of the above techniques during the year. Nobody is above the law whether it be the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or officers in Warren. The tragic death of George Floyd would most likely not have happened in Warren because of our on-going efforts to prevent this horrendous situation.
The state is considering making some of these mandatory requirements but they are already required in Warren. I agree with Detroit Mayor Duggan that our citizens want more police not less!
As long as I’m mayor defunding is a no-go. Any proposal by the Warren City Council tonight to defund the police will be met with a strong veto.
Cell (586) 481-0545, Home (586) 573-8058, Office (586) 574-4520.
Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren
One City Square- Suite 215
Warren, MI 48093-6726