Albany police chief, DA promise more community meetings in the wake of police brutality incident


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Albany County District Attorney David Soares met with members of the public Monday night after a police brutality incident in the city.

The meeting was supposed to be the last of three community forums, but organizers have promised continued meetings about once a month going forward.

This was Soares’s first appearance at a forum. He called for investment in young people, providing them opportunities, and educating them on police and the criminal justice system. 

Family of one of the victims of the March incident, which led to the suspension of three officers and the arrest of one officer, are calling for indictments of other law enforcement who were present at the time. 

The incident remains under investigation. The next meeting isn’t scheduled, yet, but will likely happen at the end of June. 

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