According to WIVB, Mayor Byron Brown is making moves to create change that will ease the tension between police and people in the community, especially people of color.

This is a great thing for the city of Buffalo. I feel that building trust between police officers and people in the community should be the first step of reform.

According to WIVB, Mayor Brown will began decriminalizing low-level misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.

Mayor Brown has plans to strengthen existing training programs that enhance officers' de-escalation skills. There I’ll also be changes how people can access body cam footage. Additionally, he will reform and restructure various fines and scheduling fees.

This is just a shortlist of plans in the works for reforming the police department. I've noticed that there is a sense of hope and optimism in Buffalo and around Western New York that a change is on the way. This will restore confidence in the city and the police department.

We all know that there's still much work that needs to be done but this is a step in the right direction. Myopinion Buffalo New York is a great place to live and the efforts of everyone in leadership working together in reform will only make it better.

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