“As we watch protests and demonstrations on the streets of America, we look to move forward in our community by reforming police practices and holding police accountable to the community,” according to the event description.
Fairfax NAACP invited the police chief and sheriff in Fairfax County, along with the county’s prosecutor and elected officials, according to the Facebook event page.
Fairfax NAACP recently unveiled a series of public safety recommendations and will go over the proposals during the town hall.
Some of the ideas include:
- removing the School Resource Officer (SRO) program
- increasing data reports from the county’s police department
- continuing the rollout of body-worn cameras
- putting officer misconduct records in a public database
- reviewing Fairfax County police’s use of force policy
- preventing police from buying and using military weapons
The town hall is scheduled to take place from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom, according to the Facebook event page.
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