DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 19, 2020) — On August 24, 2020 at 6PM, the Davenport Civil Rights Commission will host a meeting on Zoom to discuss policing reforms in the City of Davenport.

The Commission will host a panel discussion with area stakeholders on local policing practices and current initiatives, police misconduct, municipal policies, and practices that disproportionately impact marginalized groups and proposed reforms.

This meeting is a follow-up to its August 1, 2020 Special Meeting, where the Commission hosted a listening session for the public to speak about their experiences with the Davenport Police Department.

After hosting the listening session, the need to address systemic racial disparities with policing in Davenport has become even more apparent. The discussion will focus on the importance of prioritizing meaningful solutions aimed at harm reduction, truth and reconciliation, and the steps that we as a community can take to make the City of Davenport a more equitable community. 

This meeting is open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment after the panel discussion. Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeGhqTgrGNYIqtreAeyGKFoAJEAzkPj8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you need an accommodation or have any questions about this meeting, please contact the Davenport Civil Rights Commission as soon as possible at 563-326-7888 or beth.badillo@davenportiowa.com.

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