Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood met with key African-American religious and community leaders pertaining to police and community relations. The collective engaged in constructive dialogue to address challenges and concerns. Mayor Sarno said, “We will continue to meet in the spirit of cooperation and working together.”
Participating in the discussion were Bishop Talbert Swan II - Spring of Hope Church and President of the Greater Springfield NAACP, Dr. Rev. Calvin McFadden, - St. John’s Congregational Church and Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School, Brother Johnny Muhammad – Mohammed’s Mosque #13, City Solicitor Ed Pikula, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Deputy Communications Director Darryl Moss, Deputy City Solicitor Alesia Days, Captain Phil Tarpey and Associate City Solicitor Tasheena Davis.