Statement from Larkin on Brisbon shooting
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX –Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale (District 30), released this statement regarding the recent death of Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix:
“As we work to move forward, it’s vitally important that the community be included in discussions and decisions about how police interact with our residents. We need to look at the policies in place that could be contributing to a breakdown in the system. The level of communication must be better and police officers need the resources to build relationships within the neighborhoods they patrol. They have to show people in the community that they can be trusted to protect and to serve them. Community members must also get involved to ensure their needs are being met.
“Cities and towns across the country are facing these same issues. In Phoenix, we should be setting the example for the rest of the nation because we know we are strongest and safest when we are working together.”