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Several hundred National Guard troops will be deployed to Philadelphia as protests continue after police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, in a confrontation Monday

Allentown City Council leaders made a commitment last night to create a dialogue on policing in the community. The city will examine police operations, create a citizen review board, and then discuss the future of law enforcement in the community.

Two Allentown leaders driving police reform efforts in City Council could face an attempt to censure their participation in recent protests in the city.

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.

Allentown city leaders will go on the record Wednesday evening, about reforming police policies and city council plans to discuss making major changes to law enforcement.


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