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Philadelphia Mayor, Police Commissioner Respond To CBS3 Reports On Sharp Disagreement Over Handling Of Unrest

Video Credit: CBS 3 Philly - Duration: 02:26s - Published
Philadelphia Mayor, Police Commissioner Respond To CBS3 Reports On Sharp Disagreement Over Handling Of Unrest
Joe Holden reports.

THE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN TURNEDOVER TO THE DISTRICTATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR REVIEW.EXCLUSIVE REPORTING BYCBS3 OVER THE LAST 48 HOURSHAS REVEALED SHARPDISAGREEMENT OVER THE DRIVINGFORCES OF WHAT WENT WRONG WITHPOLICE RESPONSE DURING SEVERECIVIL UNREST IN THE CITY ONEMONTH AGO TODAY.IN THE LAST FEW HOURS"EYEWITNESS NEWS" HAS GOTTENTHE MAYOR AND POLICECOMMISSIONER DANIELLE OUTLAWON THE RECORD ABOUT IT.JOE HOLDEN HAS BEEN REPORTINGEXTENSIVELY ON THEDEPARTMENT'S RESPONSE AND HASMORE.I WOULD HAVE LIKED.Reporter: COMMISSIONERDANIELLE OUTLAW SAYS SHE'SOPEN TO CRITICISM AND ANINDEPENDENT OVER ARCHINGANALYSIS OF WHAT WENT WRONGWHEN PROTESTS TURNED VIOLENTMAY 30TH AND 31ST.THE POLICE COMMISSIONER THISAFTERNOON SPOKE WITH ME BYPHONE ABOUT CBS3 REPORTSCITING WITHERING CRITICISM THEDEPARTMENT FAILED TO SCHEDULEENOUGH OFFICERS TO CONTAINVIOLENT OUTBURSTS ACROSS THECITY THAT LATE MAY WEEKEND.THE COMMISSIONER SAID NOSINGLE PERSON IS TO BLAME FORJETTISONING A PROPOSED PLAN.SHE TELLS CBS3 THERE WAS NOPRESSURE FROM ABOVE TOMINIMIZE STAFFING.COMMANDERS HAVE TOLD"EYEWITNESS NEWS" IF THEDEPARTMENT HAD BETTERMOBILIZED VIOLENT PROTESTSWOULD HAVE BEEN BETTERCONTAINED.POLICE COMMANDERS ARGUE THEREREMAINS A COMMUNICATIONBREAKDOWN.FOLLOWING A PUBLIC EVENT WESPOKE WITH MAYOR JIM KENNEYABOUT CONCERNS THE DEPARTMENTHAD YET TO INTERNALLY FLUSHOUT ITS HANDLING OF THE GEORGEFLOYD DEMONSTRATIONS ANDENSUING FALLOUT.SIX COMMANDERS OVER THECOURSE OF THE LAST FIVE DAYSTOLD US THEY'RE STILL WAITINGFOR A POST BRIEFING THEY SAYIT'S PRETTY STANDARD IN THEPOLICE DEPARTMENT.I DON'T KNOW WHO THESECOMMANDERS ARE AND I ASSUMETHEY DON'T WANT YOU TO TELL MEWHO THEY ARE BUT I WILL CHECKWITH THAT AND GET BACK TO YOU.LOOK, I'M THE MAYOR.I DON'T MICRO MANAGEDEPARTMENT.I DON'T KNOW DAY TO DAY WHO ISMEETING WITH WHO.I DON'T THINK IT'S MY ROLE TOKNOW THAT.EIGHT, SIX OF THE COMMANDERSWHO ARE ANONYMOUS I DON'T KNOWWHAT THEIR MOTIVATIONS ARE ORWHAT THEIR PURPOSE IS ORWHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GIVINGCORRECT INFORMATION BUT I CANFIND OUT AND GET BACK TO YOU.Reporter: ASIDE FROM THECITY'S OWN INTERNAL REVIEW NOWTHERE'S THIS OUTSIDE AGENCYTHAT WILL TAKE A LOOK ATEVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED ONTHAT WEEKEND IN LATE MAY ANDON JUNE 1ST.THE SCOPE TO INCLUDE POLICERESPONSE, LOGISTICS TACTICALINFORMATION AND OF COURSECOSTS AND OVERTIME.THERE'S NO TELLING HOW LONG ITWILL TAKE AND WHAT THE PRICETAG WILL BE TO THE




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