Laureen Pellegrino became the first Black councilmember in Nazareth Borough when she was appointed to a vacant seat last month.
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.
Calls for the resignation of Allentown city leaders over Black Lives Matters protests were the focus of debate at last night’s City Council meeting. Councilmembers and residents have been at odds for weeks over police reforms.
Allentown City Council met last night to discuss a resolution designed to reform police practices.
As Allentown officials discussed what the future of policing may look like in the city Wednesday night, many people gathered outside council chambers – which were closed to the public.