How to take part in Delaware's police accountability meeting Wednesday night
Delawareans will be able to participate in the second meeting held by the state's new law enforcement accountability task force. It was created this summer as a result of the wave of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and is expected to go on until 8 p.m. It will be held on Zoom.
Anyone who wants to give public comment during the meeting can register by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gnsejn_GQbCsBDjrq8RB9g.
The meeting will also be livestreamed on the General Assembly's YouTube page, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Wednesday's meeting will focus on police recruitment, training and retention. It will feature local community leaders and experts on policing and criminal justice reform, according to a news release from the Delaware General Assembly about the meeting.
The 18-person task force includes two Republican lawmakers and the state's pro-reform Democratic attorney general. It also includes several police chiefs, a police union lobbyist and a handful of advocates for Black communities in the state.
The task force was created in response to anti-racism protests across Delaware following the death of George Floyd in May. It is part of an eight-item list of promises that the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus announced in June.
FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST:Delaware police accountability task force meets for first time, fields public comment
It met for the first time in early August to begin planning and to listen to the frustrations of Delawareans. Much of the first meeting involved setting up shop, including assigning leaders to four subcommittees that focus on topics such as use-of-force policies, transparency, hiring practices and mental health care in police departments.
Sarah Gamard covers government and politics for Delaware Online/The News Journal. You can reach her at (302) 324-2281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter @SarahGamard.