COLORADO SPRINGS — Thursday night the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission (LETAC) held the first of two virtual town halls.
The purpose of the meetings is to give people in Colorado Springs a chance to share their opinions and concerns on policing and public safety.
Topics discussed at the meeting include screening applicants, mental health assessments, and ongoing training for officers.
"And I just look for the police to do their job. To protect and serve, that's all. I'm not against the police, but I do feel like we don't need additional police," attendee Chineta Davis said.
"I am sympathetic to what officers have to go through, but I am also wondering that if we don't have a continuing education program and expect them to start to understand these issues more, I think we'll continue to have the problems we're having," attendee Daryl Kuiper said.
The second virtual town hall is scheduled for February 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The meetings are also recorded and published on the LETAC website.