Petition Closed
Petitioning Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Help spread awareness and end abuse for individuals with developmental disabilities!

There is limited education requirements for law enforcement officials in the community about working with people with developmental disabilities. This lack of education leads to acts of neglect and abuse by law enforcement officials, whether inadvertent or not.  This petition is intended to make the optional 40 hour training on working with people with developmental disabilities a MANDATORY training for all law enforcement officials so that stories like that of Gilberto Powell are never heard again.

Letter to
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Mandatory education for law enforcement officials.

There is limited awareness among law enforcement officials in the community about the characteristics of people with developmental delays. This lack of awareness leads to acts of neglect and abuse by law enforcement officials for this population, whether inadvertent or not.
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Sincerely,