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Pasco police, community trust-building workshop is Oct. 7

The public is invited to participate in a free four-hour, trust-building workshop with the Pasco Police Department on Oct. 7. The U.S. Department of Justice is working with the city to improve community relations following the February fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three police officers.
The public is invited to participate in a free four-hour, trust-building workshop with the Pasco Police Department on Oct. 7. The U.S. Department of Justice is working with the city to improve community relations following the February fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three police officers. Tri-City Herald

The public is invited to participate Oct. 7 in a four-hour trust-building workshop with the Pasco Police Department.

The free workshop is 1-5 p.m. at the Pasco Police Training Facility, 204 Clark St., and will be led by Knight Sor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service.

The federal agency has been working with Pasco to provide training since the city was thrust into the national spotlight with the February fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three police officers.

The focus is on enhancing community partnerships and helping law enforcement agencies and their communities to improve mutual understanding and trust, according to a Pasco news release.

“The workshop will help individuals identify how biases, prejudice and personal paradigms can lead to conflict, as well as recognizing acts of hate and the appropriate response to allegations,” said Police Chief Bob Metzger.

The joint training also works to raise awareness, identify best practices, strengthen relations and address biased-based issues before they escalate in the community, the release said.

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