City council prohibits 'warrior' training for police, delays gun ban
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville City Council has unanimously voted to prohibit the use of military-style or "warrior" training for the Charlottesville Police Department.
This kind of training is an approach that teaches officers to view all encounters as dangerous.
The city council also voted to prohibit the police department from getting weapons from the U.S. Armed Forces.
Chief of Police RaShall Brackney says the police department does not currently employ this style of training or get weapons from the military.
The resolution the council voted on came about after a local petition to ban this style of training received more than 1,000 signatures.
The council says although this vote was unanimous, the conversation regarding police training and tactics is ongoing.
Later on Monday night, the council was talking about banning guns on city property, but any vote on this issue has been pushed until Aug. 3.
Council members had quite a few questions regarding what it can and cannot do and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority properties.