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Open forum on policing held in Pueblo

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 00:33:00-04

PUEBLO — With law enforcement policies in the national spotlight, community leaders held an open forum Thursday to discuss policing in Pueblo.

The Pueblo chapter of the NAACP hosted the event, with representatives from the Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, and the District Attorney attending.

Law enforcement culture, defunding, and transparency were some of the topics touched on.

Those involved say it was helpful for all.

"It gave us a chance to give law enforcement our input so I think it went really really well," said Roxana Mack from the NAACP.

"I think it is very beneficial. I think it is very healthy there are people who are hurting. I get that we are working on making that better," said Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport.

One of the goals the group hopes to achieve is law enforcement as more of a partner with the people of Pueblo, like a community policing model.