Meridian Star

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February 17, 2013

Community meeting set to discuss police chief's departure

MERIDIAN —     A group called the James Reed Community Hearing Committee has scheduled a public meeting for Monday at First Union Missionary Baptist Church, 610 38th Ave., in Meridian.

    Beginning at 7 p.m., the public is invited at attend. James Reed recently resigned as Meridian's police chief.

    Areas of concern to be discussed that the committee listed in a press release include:

    • A lack of confidence and mistrust since Chief James Reed's resignation

    • The image and message that Chief Reed's departure has sent to the public, particularly youth

    • Clarity as it relates to the reason for Chief Reed's resignation

    • A relationship that is not adversative with law enforcement

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