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Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
York City Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow speaks at a police community forum at Stillmeadow Nazarene Church's York City campus Monday, March 1, 2021. It was the first of the monthly forums designed to strengthen the relationship between the city police department and the community. Over 50 people attended. Bill Kalina photo

York City Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow will hold the department's second public forum next week to inform residents about recent police data and local initiatives.

The  forum will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 350 Chestnut St. in York City The event is free to attend and does not require registration.

Muldrow first launched the public forum series in March, and he said he intends to continue holding the events on a monthly basis.

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During the first public forum, Muldrow revealed the city's interest in possibly pursuing a citywide surveillance network to bolster public safety.

The network would be based on the work done by the Lancaster Safety Coalition, a nonprofit organization that maintains 170 cameras in Lancaster City and conducts surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The proposal has since been berated by the American Civil Liberties Union. The organization has said that citywide surveillance would target the city's Black and brown communities.

The York NAACP is  planning to release its own statement on the matter after speaking with members of the public, President Richard Craighead has said.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.