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Community meeting on police, social justice issues moved to Oct. 8

A second community meeting to discuss social justice issues involving Mansfield police and the community has been pushed back one day to Oct. 8, still planned for 5:30 p.m. at the North Lake Park Pavilion.

Alomar Davenport announced the change Tuesday, which will be the second such meeting since his Aug. 15 traffic stop by police, which resulted in two officers pulling their guns after they mistook a silver pen in his middle console for the slide of a firearm.

Davenport said he has learned the North End Community Improvement Collaborative is hosting a “Talk the Vote” event on Oct. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Those events, part of a six-week Richland Source “listening tour,” are aimed at giving local residents a chance to make their voices heard before the Nov. 5 election. Davenport is a Democratic candidate in the Mansfield City Council 4th Ward race.

“To give those interested in the two events the opportunity to attend both, I have decided to move our community meeting to Tuesday, October 8th, at the North Lake Park Pavilion. I look forward to seeing you all there,” Davenport said.


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