In the wake of the Philando Castile shooting in a neighboring community, Roseville hosted a discussion about community, policing and race on October 4, 2016. The gathering will opened with a panel of Roseville residents sharing their reaction to the shooting. Police Chief Rick Mathwig then presented information about Roseville’s police policies before attendees were invited to discuss their reactions during a small group breakout session. The event closed with a Q &A session that included the panel and City representatives.
Discussion 1 Report
The final report on Community Discussion 1 by facilitator Marquita Stephens details the meeting structure, topics of discussion, and conversation responses from the Q&A session and table reports.
Discussion 2: Community, Policing and Race
This is the second in a series of discussions about community, policing and race and will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1. Participants expressed many thoughtful concerns and hopes for the community during the first community discussion. At this gathering, participants will choose from several topics of discussion that were identified at the first meeting. Topics include police accountability, traffic stops, profiling, living in a multicultural community, encouraging community involvement, and looking at our educational system. All are welcome. Participants need not have attended the first meeting to take part.
Discussion 3: The Intersection Between Community Aspirations and Immigration
What does it mean for a community to be Safe & Law Abiding as well as Welcoming, Inclusive, & Respectful? How does our changing demographics that includes immigrants, refugees and undocumented immigrants affect our community?
Roseville hosted two community conversations on community, policing and race. From the conversations, participants asked about the impacts national policies have on Roseville’s ability to provide a safe and welcoming community for all residents and visitors to the city, regardless of immigration status.