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Watch: City of Davenport invites public to discussion on police reform

Community members are invited to a physical and virtual Civil Rights Commission meeting on August 1st to provide feedback on one of the most pressing topics.
Credit: City of Davenport

The Davenport Civil Rights Commission is inviting the public to a Saturday, August 1 meeting to add to the discussion on police reform.

Mayor Mike Matson invites the community to join him at the table in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 10 a.m. or by tuning into the Zoom broadcast.

The City Council encourages anyone attending the meeting physically to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

The Davenport Union of Professional Police responded soon after in a press release posted to their Facebook page.

In the statement, the union lauds its officers and claims that statements made by Civil Rights Commission regarding the department's treatment of minority citizens are inaccurate.

The group also believes that Civil Rights Commission Director Latrice Lacey is attempting to reform the police department without their input and with bias.

The Davenport Union of Professional Police would first like to thank the citizens of the City of Davenport for their continued support throughout this tumultuous time. The members of the Davenport Union of Professional Police are working daily to control acts of violence to the likes of which we have never seen before.