Preserving the integrity of our justice system is paramount to maintaining peace in our district and nation. While I encourage peaceful protesting, I condemn the riots and violence plaguing the country. I am opposed to defunding the police and believe we need to instead reform de-escalation training techniques.
Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect our communities, and they deserve our utmost respect. In cases where police officers are at fault for brutality or excessive force, I believe they should be held accountable to the full extent of law. I will work with the Orlando Police Department closely to address their concerns and suggestions.