Black Lives Matter of Wilmington holds third virtual roundtable

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Monday was the third virtual roundtable in a weekly series hosted by Black Lives Matter of Wilmington.

Much of the discussion focused on how to achieve police reform. One idea that’s been frequently brought up is creating a citizen police review board with subpoena rights, which would have the authority to recommend sanctions for officer misconduct.

Representative Deb Butler participated in the discussion and acknowledged the need for change.

“I think that all options are on the table about how we do policing, how we re-imagine public safety, how we allocate resources,” Butler said. “How we prioritize what’s important for us, how we get this just and equitable society that we all long for.”

The next roundtable discussion is next Monday at 3:00 p.m., also using Zoom.

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