By a unanimous decision, Allentown City Council named Charles Roca the city’s new chief of police.
Police chiefs from Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton gathered with community members on April 12 to discuss ways to build trust with local law enforcement after a year rocked by protests over police brutality.
The Allentown Police Department began its first implicit bias training last week. It’s part of the city’s response to both national and local protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Allentown officials are in the process of creating a public safety review board. The goal is to have a body of citizens look into police matters and make reform recommendations.
Two Allentown leaders driving police reform efforts in City Council could face an attempt to censure their participation in recent protests in the city.