At the press conference, Johnson enumerated the following items contained in the executive order:
- A 10 percent reduction in the police budget
- No additional officers will be hired until further notice
- No surplus military equipment will be acquired by the police
- No military gear will be used by the police
- A Police Reconciliation and Advisory Commission will be created
- Community conversations about policing will happen four times a year
- Officers are expected to intervene and report use of force by other officers (chokehold and "hog-tie" are already prohibited by HPD policy)
- No-knock warrants are prohibited when not essential
- A Hudson Cares Program will be implemented to assist people seeking treatment for substance abuse
- Data will be collected on use of force incidents, calls involving emotionally disturbed persons, and calls involving drug overdose
When asked how his executive order corresponded with the governor's executive order mandating that communities work together to re-imagine and redesign their police forces, Johnson said it was the first step in that process. Police commissioner Peter Volkmann spoke about creating a bridge between the community and the police and repeated what he has said before, "Community conversations will lead to community solutions." Regarding the process soon to begin, Chief Ed Moore said, "The public will get a greater opportunity to see what fine young officers we have. Open conversations will allay a lot of their fears and concerns."
Johnson concluded the press conference by saying, "We're going to make things happen here that should happen nationally."
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