We have all felt the recent tension across our city, from protests of policing practices to the tragic assassinations of two NYPD officers. We only survive and prosper as Brooklynites if we engage with one another in a calm and civil conversation - and I invite you to come let your voice be heard at a town hall about improving police-community relations this Sunday, January 18th at Brooklyn Borough Hall starting at 3:00 PM.
I will be joined by Norman Siegel, former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union for this, the first in a series of conversations we will have to bridge the divide between police and the communities they serve.
With your help and participation, these conversations will inform a list of recommendations to advance public safety as well as police and criminal justice reforms.
-Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams