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Mayor O'Connell Issues Statement

07/17/2020
Mayor O'Connell Issues Statement
Mayor Ray O'Connell issued the following statement after Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced his conclusion that there is absolutely no evidence to support filing criminal charges against two Allentown police officers involved in a July 11 incident outside St. Luke's Sacred Heart campus...

"I thank District Attorney Martin and APD's Office of Professional Standards and Use of Force Review team for their respective inquiries into the incident outside St. Luke's Sacred Heart.  Public safety is my top priority.  That reaches its highest level when there is trust between the police department and the residents.  As mayor of the city, I am committed to strengthening the relationship between the department and the community.  I take my oath of office seriously.  I remain committed to the protection of the public and to improving the lives of all our citizens." 

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