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.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is not planning to investigate a police use-of-force incident in Allentown.
On the heels of a release of a video showing Allentown police officers restraining a man in front of a local hospital, City Council meets Wednesday, July 16, to discuss changing police department policies.
Protesters gathered in downtown Allentown Monday evening in response to the video that emerged over the weekend of a city police using his knee on a man’s head and neck while restraining him.