Ada Police Chief Comments on Push for Police Reform
Ada, MN — Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program earlier this week where he shared some of his thoughts in the aftermath of Daunte Wright killing and the push for police reform. In regards to the shooting of Daunte Wright, Bueng called it a horrible accident at the hands of a well-trained officer who intended to use her taser but instead drew her weapon. He adds that many officers take preventive measures to prevent an accident like that from happening, but as much as they do train, it’s hard to replicate how to respond in high-stress situations.
One of the reformative measures being pushed for the state legislature is to no longer allow law enforcement to make traffic stops for reasons such as expired tabs, operating an unregistered vehicle, or not using turn signals. Chief Bueng says giving less power to law enforcement only gives more power to dangerous criminals.
Another type of reform being called upon is for more community based or education-based policing, but Bueng notes that those types policing are already being done in rural Minnesota.
Listen to the full interview with Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng from the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program below: