PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Half of the town hall meetings focusing on safety and crime in Paragould will no longer take place.
According to a new release on the Paragould Police Department website, the town hall meetings scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday have been canceled.
In the statement released Monday, the department sites the strong feelings for and against the Street Crimes Unit and the town hall meetings as cause of the cancellation.
Part of the statement by police reads:
"We feel that with the strong feelings on both sides of the Street Crimes Unit issue, a safe and productive meeting would not be the probable outcome."
Four total meetings were scheduled to take place. The remaining meetings were to focus on crime and safety for residents living on the west and south sides of Paragould.
No indication was given if the two meetings would be rescheduled.