Rock Hill, York County police hold meet and greet Tuesday

Staff reports

Rock Hill City Hall
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Rock Hill and York County residents will have a chance to meet and greet police officers Tuesday as police along with community leaders and politicians push for togetherness in the wake of recent police shootings in other parts of America.

Called “Unity in the Community,” the event with officers from the Rock Hill Police Department and York County Sheriff’s Office is Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Town Amphitheater, 120 Black St., next to Rock Hill City Hall.

The event comes after a peaceful Stop the Violence Black Lives Matter protest march and call for unity Sunday evening in York, which drew several hundred people and involved the York Police Department.

On Saturday, a group called the Concerned Black Men of the city of Rock Hill presented a list of 10 demands for police accountability to the Rock Hill Police Department, including more transparency toward black residents after shootings across the country.

Dozens of officers from both departments are expected to attend Tuesday’s event, including command staff from both departments. United in the Community was coordinated by York County Council member William “Bump” Roddey and includes leaders from an interracial coalition of community and faith leaders.