A major Texas police department is reportedly considering a proposal that would alter the way police interact with individuals who identify as LGBTQ, KOMO News reported Tuesday.
The proposal would require officers in El Paso Police Department (EPPD) to ask for and use an individual’s preferred name, gender identity and pronouns during all interactions, according to the outlet. The El Paso City Council met on Tuesday to consider the proposal and decided to postpone it until January.
Two officers would be required to be present when interacting with “gender-diverse individuals,” and the person would be allowed to “express a preference of officer gender for searches,” according to KOMO. Officers would be prohibited from removing “appearance-related items.”
EPPD and El Paso’s city council did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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