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Denver Police host virtual town hall to gather feedback on how they can improve

The town hall is the first in a series of listening opportunities to work with the community.

DENVER — Amid the protests and riots the city has seen in the past week, the Denver Police Department (DPD) hosts a virtual town hall to talk with community members about how the department can improve.

The town hall is the first in a series of listening opportunities to work with the community and bring about meaningful change, a release from the department says.

Wednesday's listening session is for community members to talk with DPD Chief Paul Pazen and express what their ideal police department looks like and what they want to see in policing moving forward, according to DPD.

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Residents were encouraged to read the 21st Century Police pillars before the town hall, to discuss if the pillars are relevant for policing Denver, police said.

Also on Wednesday, 9NEWS hosts “9Listens: Racism and the Road to Change,” a town hall that brings together a diverse group of panelists discussing the history of racism in Denver, why the problem still exists, and where we go from here.

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