“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I received another email from the officer in charge of my complaint to the police department. He asked me to sign some paperwork as consent, giving him permission to forward all the information he has already gathered from me in our previous phone conversations to date along with a brief summary he wrote as well before passing it along to the officer in charge of the YRP Mental Health Resources Unit.
He agreed in his recent response to me that collectively we need to advocate for change and that my complaint needs to be reviewed by their Mental Health Resources Unit and not the Professional Standards Unit.
In his summary he wrote that he wanted to add some additional information about the need for further help for people in crisis by specially trained, plain clothed officers, rather than uniformed officers, along with the ongoing support of social workers.
His hope in doing so, along with mine is to help reduce the stigma and fear that many person’s in crisis often experience when dealing with uniformed officers.
In his closing paragraph of his summation he asked for a resolution to the matter “with the mindset of moving forward in a positive way, with thoughts of future training, future expansion of the unit and budget.”
This right here is what fuels me and helps motivate me to keep fighting.
What fuels you?
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