ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PLANT CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S MURDER OF JESUS CERVANTES
In coalition with Black Lives Matter Tampa, ANSWER Suncoast, and more, the Restorative Justice Coalition demanded transparency in Plant City Policing, including body cameras, external civilian review boards, de-escalation training, and more. These demands were apparently too much for Plant City to care about when they had other "important expenses", like a $150k armored tactical tank.
The Restorative Justice Coalition continued lobbying Plant City and gathering traction from July until December. We stepped back from the campaign in December 2017 after the Plant City Improvement Committee and other Plant City "leaders" told us, very bluntly, to step away.
We hope Plant City residents will find it within themselves to continue to hold the Plant City Police Department to higher standards.