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A Message from the Township Manager
Post Date:06/24/2020 1:30 PM
Meridian Township Internal Investigation Update Press Conference
WHAT: Meridian Township Manager Frank L. Walsh will provide an updated statement regarding the internal investigation in regards to the allegations of racial comments by a member of the Meridian Township Fire Department.
WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Watch the statement live on:
HOMTV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HOMTV
HOMTV website live stream at http://bit.ly/HOMTVLive
HOMTV on Comcast channel 21
WHO: Available to the public and media
WHY: To provide updated information about the first press conference.
Meridian Township to Hold Press Conference on Internal Investigation
WHAT: Meridian Township Manager Frank L. Walsh and Meridian Township Fire Chief Mike Hamel will hold a press conference today regarding an internal investigation of racial comments published through social media channels.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm
WHERE: Virtual Press Conference via Zoom
Meeting ID: 883 7906 1743
WHO: Open to the public and media
WHY: Meridian Township is proud of our diverse community. Over the past few years, we have taken great steps to increase our diverse workforce. Diversity is the soul of our community.
Much to our dismay, it is alleged that on June 22, 2020, a member of our Meridian Township Fire Department made several comments on Facebook that stained the soul of our community. Not only are the comments abhorrent, they do not in any way represent who we are as a community. The comments were forwarded to us by a woman who resides in Virginia. Obviously, she strongly objected to the post. We thank for her for the courage to do the right thing.
Rather than hide from what has transpired, we believe it is critical for our community to hear from us. To that end, we have scheduled a 3:30 pm press conference today to offer our sentiment and apology to our community and every African American.
You can join us today at 3:30 pm EST on Zoom for a full presentation of what has occurred.
Frank L. Walsh