Sudbury, MA . . . .Today Ingrid Centurion(R-Sudbury), candidate for State Representative in the 13th Middlesex District, released the letter she has sent to Governor Charlie Baker asking him to veto the Police Reform legislation.
“Being multi-cultural, I understand the anger of the minority community over the death of George Floyd. However, you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Every agency can use reform, but this legislation goes way too far and would ultimately jeopardize our public safety. That’s why I have written to Governor Baker urging him to veto the bill,” said Centurion.
Centurion’s letter to Baker:
Dear Governor Baker,
I am writing to encourage you to veto the Police Reform bill that is now in conference committee.
Being multicultural, I understand the anger of the minority community concerning the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. It should have never happened. I am pleased that police officer is now being held accountable by our judicial system.
However, our Massachusetts police force did not cause the death of George Floyd. Unfortunately, they have been lumped into this anger and are being treated like they are racists just because they wear a blue uniform. That’s wrong.
While every agency is far from perfect and can use reform from time to time, the Police Reform bill goes way too far. By removing qualified immunity, the state would be penalizing good officers. The ultimate result will be massive retirements as we have seen in New York. Recruitment of new officers will be non-existent. Our public safety will be jeopardized if this bill becomes law.
As a mother of two boys and as a daughter who cares for an elderly mother, I want someone to be there when I call 911. I hope that you will veto the bill and support public safety for the Commonwealth.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
“I am disappointed that Rep. Gentile voted for the legislation and that he has not issued a statement as to why he voted to jeopardize public safety. I believe he owes an explanation to the people of the district,” urged Centurion. “As the next State Representative, I will never let the people down as Gentile has.”
Background on Ingrid Centurion
Ingrid Centurion is an American citizen, devoted mother, United State Army veteran, combat pilot and small business owner.
At an early age, Ingrid learned about tragedy. After her father immigrated from Argentina, her parents were in a horrific car crash and he died and her mother was severely injured. Ingrid was just 2 years old. Ingrid understands the challenges of being raised by a single parent who had to work multiple jobs to keep the family together and food on the table.
Ingrid was an exceptional athlete and received an Army ROTC three year scholarship to Arizona State University. Always driven with a purpose, Ingrid amazingly became a private pilot at 17 years old. She served honorably in the U.S. Army for twenty-two years, she is an Iraq War combat pilot. She served along the South Western border protecting our borders against transnational threats. She has extensive military intelligence and national security experience working with law enforcement agencies.
In the private sector, she has worked as a Product Manager, Corporate Trainer, and Speaker. She now owns a small business in Sudbury where she is raising her two boys and cares for her elderly mother.