Statement from Mayor Kapszukiewicz:

Friday, July 13, 2018

I have seen the video of yesterday’s arrest, and I have discussed it with Chief Kral, members of City Council and various community leaders. We are going to take the time necessary to make sure the incident is reviewed thoroughly and fairly.

I understand that some people feel unjustly targeted by law enforcement, and yet I also know that police officers have among the most difficult jobs in America. There is plenty of room for an honest exchange of views on how best to police our neighborhoods, but that is only possible if we take the time to talk to each other.

Mutual trust between police officers and the community they serve is crucial to making Toledo a safe and livable city. Over the upcoming days and weeks, I will be reaching out to community leaders to discuss strategies on how best to build this relationship and work toward the common goal of a safe Toledo.