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Policing Town Hall Planned in Fort Worth

A grassroots organization in Fort Worth wants more input when it comes to police accountability.

The group calls itself the Tarrant County Coalition for Community Oversight and organizers will host a town hall Friday evening to discuss fair and equitable policing.

Fort Worth recently formed a Race and Culture Task force to address community concerns and make recommendations for an oversight plan. As a result, city leaders decided to create a police monitor position.

The person selected for this position will be tasked with starting an oversight board and reviewing police investigations.

Members of the community coalition say they want a say in how the position is established.

A city spokesperson says funds are earmarked in the 2020 budget for the police monitoring position.

Fort Worth will conduct a nationwide search for the right candidate.

The town hall is from 7-9 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Fort Worth.

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