Bill could allow voters a say on abolishing police after Arbery death

A bill to let Glynn County voters decide whether or not to abolish the Glynn County Police Department has gone to Governor Brian Kemp for his approval or veto.

Steps toward this bill were made in the Georgia legislature after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

A nonbinding version of the referendum now awaits the governor’s signature. A binding version also could reach his desk. They would let voters decide whether law enforcement duties in unincorporated areas of the coastal Georgia County should be handled by the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department.

Glynn County Chairman Mike Browning says both measures are a political favor to the local sheriff.

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Source: WTOC

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