City Council President Michelle Mosby wrote in a statement on the forum:
“I applaud the tenacity of the protesters and their passion for social justice, and I celebrate the persistence of our police, particularly the efforts of Major Steve Drew, to engage the protesters on their issues. This is the type of peaceful collaboration and mutual respect that we want the city of Richmond to be known for...his was the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King's nonviolent movement and what makes African American History so great.”
Protesters say they're also planning a second forum with police, which aims to include city council and school board members, to tackle other issues not necessarily related to the police department.
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