- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton will publicly present a plan for consideration of how the city and the police department can better engage with the community.

Since the June 18 fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, there have been calls for civilian oversight of law enforcement as well as for increased community outreach by police.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2aM3cIQ) Shelton will make his presentation to the general public Thursday afternoon.

The six areas of focus include:

-Further develop community oriented policing program.

-Possibility of a police advisory board.

-Review the city’s hiring and training policies.

-Develop grassroots engagement through the neighborhood coordinator.

-Engage faith-based, community groups to implement programs directed at community enhancement.

-Develop task and purpose for community liaison role.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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