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By David Pan 

Residents talk police, racism during virtual roundtable

Police Chief announces plans to remove neck hold from use of force policy

 

Last updated 7/17/2020 at 5:43pm

David Pan

Kamiak graduates and Black Lives Matter protest leaders Jordyn Porea and Alexander Callaway were two of the participants in the City of Mukilteo's virtual roundtable.

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and the renewed interest in the Black Lives Matter movement, the City of Mukilteo hosted a virtual roundtable with the goal of addressing a wide-range of subjects, including policing, equity, inclusion and racism-related issues.

But it was no surprise that much of the conversation during the Wednesday, July 1, event revolved around the Mukilteo Police Department and its policies and role in the community.

In his opening remarks, Police Chief Cheol Kang said the recent retirement of two longtime officers reminded him of what defines the culture o...



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