The "Caton Resolution"
Councilwoman Roxanne Qualls introduced a resolution yesterday related to the promotion of Sgt. Patrick Caton, who was involved in the 2000 death of Roger Owensby Jr. She did so after the NAACP filled Council Chambers on Wednesday with people opposed to the promotion.
NAACP President Christopher Smitherman issued a list of requests, which included that Caton be put on desk duty pending the outcome of two psych exams and that the officer's every interaction with an African American be monitored. The list also asked that council vote to denounce the promotion.
Though several council members did speak against the promotion, the resolution now winding its way through the council process does not denounce it.
Click here to read the resolution.