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NAACP Boulder County Letter to Boulder City Council on Police Accountability and Housing for Homeless during the Pandemic

Published on: September 22nd, 2020

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PRESS RELEASE
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NAACP Boulder County Letter to Boulder City Council on
Police Accountability and Housing for Homeless during the Pandemic

See [this embedded] letter.

    •    Conflict of interest by Police Auditor Monitor Mr. Joseph Lipari.
    •      Officer Smyly who held a gun on a Naropa student, went on paid leave for many months, and is now serves in the Sheriff’s Department on the taxpayer’s dime.
    •       Officer Lolotai was put on leave for social media posts in support of Police brutality, resigned rather than face inquiry and is free to serve in another community.      
    • Earlier this year, homeless clients were turned away from full shelters during a snowstorm during a Pandemic; this practice resulted in the death Mr. John Aldridge earlier this month.
    •      City Council must review and change how they serve homeless community members to:
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Prevent additional deaths due to harsh weather

Provide housing during the Pandemic/Flu season

Take measures to ensure public health of all citizens in the COVID era.

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For more information contact:
Susan Pfretzschner
Chair
Communications Committee
NAACP Boulder County
Media.naacpbouldercounty@gmail.com
303-440-6346

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