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Group Says Police Need To Be More Professional, Accountable

11:01 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- A Greensboro officer's been suspended since he didn't report he used force. Another was fired for not being truthful.

The Greensboro Police Department determined both officers were involved in legal arrests at the Sebastian Village Apartments, but some people say the officers abused their power.

Read More | Greensboro Police Officer Fired After Sebastian Village Investigation

A few dozen people showed up at Bethel AME Church in Greensboro to support a community review board.

They want police held more accountable, and they want citizens to determine an officer's fate if he commits a crime.

"The police cannot, or should not, be policing itself," said one of the event's organizers Wesley Morris.

Tonight, more people made allegations of police misconduct, but we cannot provide further details because there was no proof at the meeting.

But, several city council members were there to listen.

Mayor Robbie Perkins hopes the city can regain the public's trust.

"I think it's a function of listening. We're not here tonight to dispute facts," said Perkins. "We're here to make Greensboro better tomorrow.

The group that met tonight is collecting signatures in hopes of having the city consider its review board.

WFMY News 2

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