SAN LEANDRO, CA – During the February 16th meeting, the City Council voted to proclaim April 18th as a day recognizing Steven Taylor and the sanctity of every human life. This Proclamation is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to pursue racial justice and social equity in San Leandro.
Steven Taylor, a 33-year-old San Leandro High School graduate, was fatally shot by a former officer of the San Leandro Police Department at the Walmart on Hesperian Blvd. last year. Since then, the City and Police Department have been actively working to update policies and implement practices and trainings to address excessive uses of force in policing.
“Proclaiming a day for Steven Taylor will promote the ongoing process of healing and understanding as we focus on the ongoing work of dismantling systemic racism,” said Mayor Cutter. “We are committed to the belief that every member of this community, including people of color, are valued and essential to promoting human rights and social justice for all.”
The City of San Leandro continues to recognize the sanctity of every human life and supports policies that promote de-escalation tactics and regular police training to save the lives of all persons, especially those disproportionately impacted by law enforcement. Steven Taylor and Sanctity of Life Day will serve as a reminder of the City’s commitment to this mission.
To view the resolution, please visit Meeting Central.