Redwood City is set to host a virtual town hall on community policing that will allow residents to ask questions of Police Chief Dan Mulholland on Wednesday, June 10.
The meeting from run from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom (meeting ID 971 2570 7141 or by phone at (669) 900-6833).
“We have received many inquiries about our policies around training and use of force by our Police Department,” Mayor Diane Howard and Chief Mulholland said in a join statement.
The mayor and chief expressed gratitude to the community for the efforts to hold a peaceful demonstration on June 2. The protest was one of many across the nation calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.
The public is invited to send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mayor and chief expressed gratitude to the community for the efforts to hold a peaceful demonstration on June 2. They said the city has been striving to maintain a community policing system that builds relationships between the community and police officers, examines bias and requires all officers to train in de-escalation tactics, among other strategies. City policy, according to this city statement, bans chokeholds and strangleholds, requires de-escalation and tactical communication training for all police officers, and requires officers to intervene to stop excessive force by other officers.