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VIDEO: Residents Hear Banning Police Union Perspective at Russo's

Banning-Beaumont Patch video by Guy McCarthy

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.
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.

This video includes Smith's opening remarks.
Jeremiah January 09, 2014 at 08:08 PM
ATC - I will accept your olive branch. As for meeting it will have to be an evening next week or next weekend - I am seriously overbooked on things I have promised people and I have audio engineering commitments to my church all day Sunday. I am not trying to put you off and I actually will look forward to meeting you. So I will contact you or Don Peterson next week early and see if there is a time that is convenient for both of us. Will that work? **** Jeremiah
ATC January 09, 2014 at 08:18 PM
No problem. In the meantime, let's agree to a truce online. It really furthers nothing; we should be able to agree to disagree without getting personal, as neither of us are trying to destroy this city.
Jeremiah January 09, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Done. **** Jeremiah
nobodyuno January 10, 2014 at 02:19 AM
True gentlemen!!!
Truth is Truth January 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Steve, observing your posts here and knowing about your personal activities, it's apparent you don't know much about being a gentleman. Doesn't Highland have a patch? That's where you live so why not enrich them with your comments.

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