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Montgomery County to Host Public and Law Enforcement Joint Town Hall Meetings; Public Encouraged to Join Dialogue about the Importance of a Respectful and Trusting Relationship Between Police and the Community

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 15, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m.
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Montgomery County will host two joint town hall meetings to encourage further dialogue about gun violence and work toward the goal of a Montgomery County free of hostility, with enhanced safety for everyone in our community. This initiative is in response to recent events in St. Anthony, Minnesota; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Dallas, Texas.

The meetings will be held Tuesday, July 19, at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 7 p.m. and on Wednesday July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown.  Participating in the discussion will be the Montgomery County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Office of Human Rights, the Faith Community Working Group, and the Montgomery County Police Department.

These meetings have the full support of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Committee on Hate Violence and the Black Minister’s Conference. All are invited to join the important dialogue at these meetings.

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Release ID: 16-140
Media Contact: Ohene Gyapong 240-777-6507