“As our nation is at a crossroads, we must take decisive action to address racial, social and criminal justice inequities that too often result in life and death consequences for African Americans and in communities of color.

“Governor Whitmer’s actions today are an important first step to ensure a diverse panel of voices and experiences will inform future law enforcement standards and practices. Real systemic change requires administrative and legislative action to transform our policing approach and ensure accountability when law enforcement personnel breach their sworn oath to protect and serve.”