Town hall to explore race issues, criminal justice reforms

Snohomish County is hosting the meeting via Zoom on Monday.

EVERETT — Snohomish County will hold a town hall on racism and criminal justice reform via video conference next week.

The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Residents are invited to share stories, ideas and experiences.

To join online, visit zoom.us/j/98740348657. To participate via phone, call 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 and enter ID 987 4034 8657.

Those who join online may request to speak by clicking on the hand icon. Anyone participating via phone can press *9 to ask to speak.

Recent protests across the county have called for an end to police brutality. Some activists are also advocating for the county to redistribute the Sheriff’s Office budget to social services and other programs that promote the health and welfare of the community.

On June 12, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers unveiled a sweeping plan for racial justice, including a community police oversight board, cash bail reform and the use of body cameras.

Rachel Riley: 425-339-3465; rriley@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @rachel_m_riley.

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