On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Mayor O’Connor addressed the community in his public briefing and committed to continued action to end racial injustice. During the briefing, Mayor O’Connor reviewed the current programs and activities within city government that have been implemented to increase the diversity of employees and procured contractors, to identify and decrease unconscious bias, and to ensure the fair treatment of all in our community. Additionally, the Mayor identified that many in the community would like to discuss the current policies and practices of the Frederick Police Department. The City of Frederick is committed to transparency and accountability and know they are the critical cornerstone of the necessary trust between the community and its government.
To continue conversations and discuss the Frederick Police Department’s use of force policies and general orders, Mayor O’Connor announced that the June 24 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop (3PM start) will be dedicated to this discussion. During this meeting, Patrick Grossman, Acting Chief of the Frederick Police Department, will take questions from the Board of Aldermen and the public. Because public meetings continue to held virtually during this reopening phase, questions can be submitted in two ways:
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