Forum Planned on Building Relationships Between Community, Police

The Community Engagement Coalition, in conjunction with the Loudoun NAACP Legal Redress Committee, will hold a town hall discussion on building relationships with local authorities to combat police brutality and reform the criminal justice system.

This free event will take place at Tuscarora High School on Wednesday, Oct. 5, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Confirmed speakers include: Leesburg Police Chief Gregory Brown, Loudoun Sheriff Michael Chapman, Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman, County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall, and educator Victor Leon Powell.

The program will focus on bridging the gap between law enforcement and the Loudoun/Leesburg community. Topics of discussion include use of force, gun violence, officer grievance/complaint procedures, community-based policing, and other questions or concerns.

“This event will provide the community an opportunity to ask questions about police training, hiring practices, and plans for improvement while allowing our local authorities to share best practices,” CEC member Felicia Thorpe stated.

For more information about the Community Engagement Coalition on its Facebook page. It can be contacted at loudouncec@gmail or 571-293-2320.

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