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Brookline Residents Invited To Joint Listening Session Hosted By Select Board’s Policing Groups

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The Select Board invites residents to take part in a joint session of the two committees addressing policing in Brookline being held next week.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 07:00 – 09:30 p.m. The Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline and The Select Board Committee on Policing Reforms will hold a joint listening session. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the virtual session and provide input on where they believe the groups should be focusing their work.

Both groups will also provide an update on the work they have done since their efforts began over the summer.

Residents who choose to take part will have up to three minutes to provide feedback and insight to either of the committees, or both. To sign up in advance, residents may e-mail Devon Williams at dwilliams@brooklinema.gov.

The meeting will be held via Zoom, and can be accessed by visiting here.

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About the Groups

The Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline is tasked with a variety of responsibilities centered around exploring and recommending a new, data-informed approach to public safety.

The Select Board Committee on Policing Reform has begun the process of reviewing and identifying police policies and procedures, training and education and the supervisory structure of the Brookline Police Department and determining what, if any improvements and updates would benefit the department and the community at large.

The Task Force and Committee on Policing Reform are led by Fernandez and Select Board Chair Bernard Greene, respectively, and include volunteer residents whose backgrounds and experience lend themselves to the charges of the individual groups.

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