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The Southampton Town Board will convene a special Meeting on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of setting a public hearing to solicit comments on its draft report in conformance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Number 203. The report follows a collaborative by the Community Law Enforcement Review Committee (CLERC) co-chaired by Southampton Town Supervisor, Jay Schneiderman and Southampton Town Police Chief, Steven Skrynecki.
The CLERC was created by the Southampton Town Board last fall at the direction of Governor Cuomo who ordered all police departments work with community stakeholders to collaboratively review practices and policies following the George Floyd knee on the neck death in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that followed. The CLERC is made up of two dozen local members of the Community, Clergy, advocacy representatives, community youth, local law enforcement and elected officials.
It is anticipated that The Town Board will schedule at least one public hearing on the draft report before accepting its final report which is required to be filed with the New York State Office of Budget by April 1st.
The Special Town Board meeting will be held through Zoom and can be viewed by going to the Town’s website http://southamptonny.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx