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Tampa PD Hosting "Town Hall Tuesday" Meeting In Ybor City

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Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Centro Asturiano de Tampa (1913 N Nebraska Avenue)

On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Tampa Police Department will host Town Hall Tuesday at Centro Asturiano de Tampa (1913 N Nebraska Avenue) from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Following the tragic incident on October 29, 2023, that resulted in the loss of two young lives and many victims injured, the Tampa Police is seeking input from residents, business owners, and other stakeholders throughout Ybor City to work towards community-focused solutions.

Town Hall Tuesdays are an expansion of the department’s current community-oriented policing efforts that was launched in August of this year. Town Halls serve as an open forum and opportunity for the public and the Tampa Police Department to come together and work towards collaborative efforts in preventing and reducing crime.

"The incident that occurred is not a reflection of the Ybor Community, and understandably, this community has concerns, since then, that we want to address," said Chief Lee Bercaw. "Everyone has the right to feel safe and should feel safe in the places they visit, work, and live. By hosting this town hall, we hope that together we can not only address their concerns, but work towards ensuring that the Historic Ybor City District remains a safe place for all."

Chief Lee Bercaw will host a media availability prior to the start of the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Media interested in attending should RSVP by emailing TPD-PIO@tampagov.net.