Tallahassee Citizens Voice Thoughts On Public Safety

Tallahassee Citizens Hearing
Posted at 11:52 AM, Oct 10, 2014
and last updated 2015-01-26 09:16:01-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - In response to cases of police brutality and possible distrust of law enforcement, Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor hosted a citizen's public safety hearing Thursday night.

"A Citizen Conference on Public Safety" was held at the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, and according to Commissioner Proctor, the purpose of the meeting was "to gather enough voices to bring about answers to these vexing issues," such as the recent tazing incident involving a TPD officer and a Frenchtown resident.

One of the plans brought up was to make several committees, comprised of local citizens and leaders, such as a police review board and a schools/education committee, to help get young students on the right path.

Regina Joseph, a member of the FSU Dream Defenders, says that education is the answer to these issues: "When you are in the classroom, if you don't have someone that is actually in your community that can help you, then even there problems start and children start to fail, and it causes a lot of problems in the community."