Special crime meeting called for Thursday in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE- A community meeting has been called to talk about crime and the police department.
Councilwoman Tara Wicker announced the meeting Thursday afternoon. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center on East Washington Street.
"The community is invited to come out and voice concerns that will assist in building a safer community," an emailed flyer about the meeting announced.
"This forums purpose is to generate a sense of unity, as the Police Department team with the residents of the South Baton Rouge to achieve one major goal; PEACE," organizers wrote.
Although no one has suggested a connection, the meeting comes in the middle of controversy over police operations connected with Mayor Kip Holden's administration.
Holden fired the chief in early February causing fallout from residents and elected city leaders.
TONIGHT, Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center
950 East Washington Street
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