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Pleasanton city leaders to host next policing conversation Thursday

Original post made on Aug 20, 2020

Pleasanton city leaders will hold a special virtual meeting Thursday night, starting 6:30 p.m., to consider developing an alternate mental health response program and weigh staff recommendations about PPD's use-of-force policies.

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Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:27 am

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Our Police Department is the best of the best! Don't let this BLM bull mess it up.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 20, 2020 at 10:03 am

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We need better outcomes when dealing with the mentally ill. We need changes to internal mechanisms for reporting complaints. We need civilian oversight, be that the council or some independent person(s). We do have a good police department, but it can be improved to keep our community and those who visit here safe.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm

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A lot of brave men and women go out everyday to protect us and our families and our property. So unless you know anything about police work, other than a police science course at a local junior college, then I think you should just shut the damn hell up.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:39 pm

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Nope. There are things we can do to protect everyone, and we should.

Posted by Nimrat Johal
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Aug 21, 2020 at 10:11 am

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PPD is great and I have always felt safe here thanks to the amazing job by our men and women in blue. However, I do agree that training on dealing with mental health related situations can only be beneficial. I am vehemently against disarming or defunding our police force.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 21, 2020 at 10:43 am

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I don’t want to defund police either. But they have a $22MM cut of the budget and we could use some of that money for a team on mental health crises and for oversight if it isn’t the city council.

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