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NAACP Held Meeting in East Spencer to Address Allegations of Hiring Discrimination, Police Misconduct

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The NAACP met with people living in East Spencer Thursday night about how to file complaints after the organization says residents have come to them with concerns of police brutality and discriminatory hiring practices within the town. The Rowan-Salisbury NAACP President says a lawyer was present at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.

The meeting was not open to the public. The NAACP expects it will take at least a week to compile the information gathered at the meeting, and later they plan to present the issues to town officials. William Peoples, 1st Vice President of the Rowan-Salisbury NAACP, said, "What we intend to glean from these reports is to go back and talk to the governing bodies and the police chief to try to work out some type of change in policy or diversity training."

East Spencer's town administrator did not return phone calls to My Fox Carolinas. Last week the police chief said he had not been contacted by the NAACP and was not aware of residents having issues related to police misconduct or unfair hiring practices.

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