The Boston City Council passed three measures on Wednesday to reform the city's law enforcement. City Councilor Andrea Campbell told Boston Public Radio on Thursday that the new police reform legislation is "historic."

"[This will] increase accountability, transparency and justice in our policing department," she said. "This is a great day in the city of Boston."

Local municipalities have to be at the table when talking about police reform, Campbell said.

"You can pass really great reforms, but if it's not implemented at the local level that's a problem," she said. "I'm extremely proud of this legislation ... it's a major step towards eliminating racial disparities in our policing."

Campbell is running in the 2021 Boston mayoral election.