Antioch City Leaders Launch Police Reforms in Wake of In-Custody Deaths

After a delayed public revelation of the in-custody death of Angelo Quinto in December and another in-custody death last week, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe announced a police reform program that he brought before the council in a special meeting.

“It’s been a pretty turbulent week in the city of Antioch,” Thorpe noted at the open of the meeting.

The mayor offered seven reform proposals to the council including mental health crisis response, officer training, demilitarization of police, bodycams and dashcams, independent review of complaints, hiring and screening and public notification for major incidents.

In last year’s election, Thorpe ousted incumbent Mayor Sean Wright, and Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts

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