Ithaca’s policing plan would create Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — In the wake of several incidents involving protesters and Ithaca Police, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has submitted a plan to completely change how policing is done.

Following months of feedback and community engagement, the plan would replace Ithaca’s existing police department with a Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety.

The goal would be to reduce the involvement of armed officers in disputes.

Click here to learn more about the plan.

The Ithaca Police Benevolent Association released the following statement on Tuesday:

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