Lynchburg Police to present Action Plan to City Council following George Floyd’s death, protests

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department is set to give the Lynchburg City Council a look at their Action Plan on how to improve relationships with members of the community Tuesday afternoon.

This comes after last summer’s protests across the country and in Lynchburg following the death of George Floyd.

According to the agenda item summary for the City Council, police spent months looking at their policies, procedures, and practices, as well as holding several listening sessions with the community.

Some of the key things to come out of those sessions include transparency, accountability, and the need for diversity and training.

The presentation will summarize the department’s work over the last eight months and the department’s plans moving forward.

Officials say Police Chief Ryan Zuidema is set to present the community engagement report during the Lynchburg City Council’s work session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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