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November 26th, 2019 3:00 PM

"I'm gonna be forward with y'all, [the police] are not OK," said one student, who explained that he was once grabbed by a police officer for being at a public pool %u2014 as Police Chief LaDon Reynolds looked on from the audience just feet away. | STACEY SHERIDAN/Staff

By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

During a regular village of Oak Park board meeting on Nov. 25, roughly a dozen Oak Park and River Forest High School students, along with OPRF teacher Anthony Clark, spoke up during public comment about what they considered to be the village's policing problem."I'm gonna be forward with y'all, [the police] are not OK," said one student, who explained that he was once grabbed by a police officer for being at a public pool, as Police Chief LaDon Reynolds looked on from the audience just feet away.

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Email: michael@oakpark.com

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