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MPD Policies Match 8 Can't Wait

Jul 27, 2020

As activists continue to push for police reform around the country, the Morehead Police Department has found itself in the forefront of progressive policies.

Eight Can’t Wait is a movement that coincides with Black Lives Matter ideals, but focuses more so on implementing policies within police departments that result in fewer law enforcement related deaths.  They include banning no-knock warrants and chokeholds, requiring de-escalation and issuing a warning before firing their service weapon.

Mayor Laura White-Brown says some individuals with the movement recently spoke with herself, City Attorney Joyce Stevens and MPD Chief Derrick Blevins.

    As for the issue of no-knock warrants, White-Brown says the city has never acquired one, nor has it ever attempted to.