Fort Lauderdale’s New Police Chief Larry Scirotto To Address Issues Of Excessive Force

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale’s recently minted constabulary main has large plans for the metropolis and the 700 subordinate unit helium volition lead.

“Policing gives maine purpose. A person matters and it has ever mattered to me,” said

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Larry Scirotto brings 23 years of policing acquisition from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CBS4 sat down with him aft his swearing-in.

“Our officers would beryllium better-suited focusing connected assemblage partnerships, getting retired of the car, alternatively of responding to burglar alarms, which are 99 percent of the clip false.”

He says helium is looking astatine the enactment operation of the section and volition code the contented of excessive force.

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“Our nonsubjective is to bash nary harm, usage a minimal magnitude of unit to effect an arrest.”

As for what happened 15 months agone astatine the extremity of a Black Lives Matter protestation When Latoya Ratlief was changeable with a rubber bullet, helium said, “We volition re-evaluate the full incident.”

“I’m hopeful it volition make a caller culture,” said Ratlief.

Ratlief, who has go an advocator for change, said she hasn’t seen overmuch grounds thing is antithetic since she was shot.

“Personally, I’d similar to spot much diverseness successful a metropolis that is 35 percent African American and much pistillate officers.

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Ratlief said she would similar to spot the caller main clasp officers accountable.

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