Memphis Council Candidate Questionnaire: Charley Burch Answers

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Charley Burch

 

1. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city?

Burch:

Yes

 

 

2. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you support a pre-booking diversion program for drug-related offenses and for those suffering from mental health issues?

Burch:

Yes

Based on positive and supporting data.

3. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you support a policy to require transparency and democratic accountability before city agencies acquire new surveillance tools?

Burch:

Yes

4. If elected or re-elected to the city council will you work to make stop and arrest data, including race and ethnicity data, available to the public quarterly?

Burch:

Yes

5. If elected or re-elected to the city council what will you do to ensure a timely, transparent and independent investigation whenever an officer uses deadly force?

Burch:

Coordinate / Consult with chief of police, DA and IAD. Request quarterly reports.

6. Name 3 steps you would take as a council member to make the Community Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) more effective.

Burch:

Training
Vetting
Appropriations

7. Would you support policies, programs or initiatives to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline?

Burch:

Yes

Based on positive and supporting data.

8. What does criminal justice reform mean to you?

Burch:

Government run prisons instead of private / for-profit.

Sentencing based on mitigation and not one size fits all.

2019-09-12T16:36:42-05:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|