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Community discusses reforms for North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A few dozen people sounded off on proposed changes to policies in the city of North Charleston.

The North Charleston Civil Coalition for Reform hosted a town hall style meeting to discuss its recommendations to the city.

The group has 11 total requests focused on wanted more transparency in the city's government.

The requests include a citizen review board to go over complaints against police officers, creating a diversity task force in the city and firing all police officers with multiple credible complaints against them.

Mayor Keith Summey has offered the group a chance to present at its next public safety committee meeting on June 18.

The group's leaders said tonight was an opportunity to see what the community thought about the list of requests.

"We come to the community before we go to the city council because we don't have the attitude that we covered every concern that needs to be addressed but we are opening ourselves out to the community at large to maybe supplement some of the concerns that we may have missed," Leonard Riley, the chairman of the NCCCR said.

Senator Marlon Kimpson also briefly spoke at tonight's meeting and called for the city to start using body cameras as soon as possible.

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