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Arvin city council to discuss creating police commission, requiring face masks

City of Arvin
Posted at 11:53 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 14:56:31-04

ARVIN, Calif. — On Tuesday night, the Arvin City Council is set to discuss the creation of a new police commission in light of the events surrounding the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on Memorial Day after then Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held a knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, likely causing his death. Chauvin has been charged with homicide, and three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting a homicide.

The commission will review existing police policies and procedures and make recommendations to the city council and Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola.

In addition, the city council will discuss requiring businesses to post signs requiring the use of face masks.