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Mayor Norton Responds to Variety of Questions Received from Community following the Death of George Floyd

Post Date:06/11/2020 9:05 AM

Mayor Kim Norton and the Rochester Police Department (RPD) have received a number of questions in the last two weeks about how the policies, procedures and training of City teammates, including RPD officers, are addressing the concerns of systemic racism in our community. The Mayor has issued a response letter to address these questions and support transparency.

In addition to the Mayor’s letter, RPD has created a document, which responds to the #8cantwait campaign.

Mayor Norton, Chief Franklin, City Administrator Steve Rymer, City Attorney Jason Loos and RPD Professional Standards Manager Sandra Ewing will all participate in the Virtual Town Hall: Proposed Actions for Justice, which is hosted by local organizations from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on June 11, 2020.

A digital version of the Mayor’s letter can be found here.  In addition the questions and answers can also be found on the City’s website.

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