San Antonio Holds First Police-Community Relations Meeting Behind Closed Doors

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As the nation reacts to recent shootings of black men by police, San Antonio public officials and community members met Wednesday night to take the pulse of police relations here. It’s difficult to know how candid or productive the meeting was, because it was not open to the media or general public. Mayor Ivy Taylor created her Council on Police-Community Relations to discuss topics like police accountability, community policing, and transparency. In a news conference after its first meeting, Taylor says the event was held in private with invited participants because she wanted to foster honest discussion. “It worked very well,” said Taylor. “I think it helped to establish some relationships that were unexpected—and that sets a great foundation for us to work on issues that are difficult, emotional and challenging.” Taylor spokesperson Leslie Garza said several of the more than 30 people group members called with concerns that the meeting would be a publicity stunt if reporters were

Source: Texas Public Radio

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San Antonio Holds First Police-Community Relations Meeting Behind Closed Doors

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