Banning residents, business owners, school and city officials meet with Banning Police Officers Association members at Russo's in Banning, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014. Banning-Beaumont Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.
The Banning Police Officers Association hosted a public meeting 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 7 at Russo's Italian Kitchen, "to update the community on the state of the Banning Police Department and to answer questions," according to organizers.
The BPOA is the union for all 24 sworn non-administration personnel who work for the Banning Police Department, said Banning police Cpl. Brandon Smith, an elected representative of the Banning Police Officers Association.
Residents, business owners, school and city officials attended, including Mayor Debbie Franklin and Councilman Edward Miller.