Potsdam police reform committee regroups after members resigns

Potsdam police reform committee regroups after members resigns
Potsdam Police Department (Source: WWNY)

POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWNY) - Potsdam’s police reform committee is regrouping after several members quit.

Village trustees provided 7 News with notes from a closed-door committee meeting Wednesday.

They detailed plans for new subcommittees moving forward, in operations, community, and data and policies.

Trustees say former member John Youngblood, who resigned the after saying the committee was not adequately addressing the issue of racism, returned to lead a discussion on that topic.

The village’s plan is due April 1. That’s the deadline set by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He ordered all police departments in the state to come up with a reform plan in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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