Democrats call for special legislative session to address police reform, offer 5 suggestions

Democratic lawmakers asked Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session this summer to address police reform.

"The disparate treatment of people of color by law enforcement is a serious issue that will require hard work by all of us to overcome," according to a letter signed by Senate and House lawmakers.

Ducey is expected to call a special session to address issues related to COVID-19, which has led to more than 900 deaths, more than 21,000 cases, mass unemployment across the state and the shuttering of businesses. 

The lawmakers say they also want Ducey to call them together to enact "genuine police reform." 

Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman, said the governor has talked to community leaders and lawmakers of both parties on this issue.

And he appreciates the Democrats' thoughtfulness, Ptak said.

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