Forum on policing in Cupertino schools coming Wednesday

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The City of Cupertino is set to hold its second forum on policing in the community. This week’s event focuses on policing in the city’s schools and builds on the general forum from June.

That event, where Sheriff’s Captain Rich Urena answered dozens of questions submitted by residents, followed local protests. The Cupertino City Council also passed a resolution of solidarity in early June.

While Urena did not commit to department changes, he expressed support for the communities his deputies serve.

“We stand in solidarity with the intent of the movement we are seeing nationwide,” Urena said at the June 22 event. “What we want to do is really look at how we can improve our services.”

Urena will be present at the upcoming meeting as well. City manager Deb Feng will moderate again. With the focus on schools, resource officers, and use of force, school officials will join as well. That includes Superintendent Polly Bove, Interim Superintendent Stacy McAfee-Yao, and Deputy Superintendent Graham Clark from Fremont Union High School District and Cupertino Unified School District.

The event, Wednesday, July 6, will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

To register in advance for the Zoom-based forum, click here.

For more details on the event, click here.