A virtual town hall hosted by Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett has been postponed after an employee became ill.
An email sent out by Bellevue Police Department (BPD) public information officer Meeghan Black reads:
“Unfortunately, at the last minute an employee became ill and we need to postpone the virtual town hall meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will reschedule this event just as soon as possible. In the meantime, please send questions and concerns to InformChief@bellevuewa.gov.”
Black concluded the statement with, “This is a rapidly changing environment and we sincerely appreciate your understanding.”
The meeting was set for 2 p.m. on April 2 to address the public’s concerns about hate crimes and/or bias-related incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As previously reported, Bellevue residents of Chinese heritage have recently contacted Mylett, alerting him of these types of incidents. During the meeting Mylett and BPD Det. Zhong Zhu were going to outline the steps to report crimes and incidents. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn what to do if they are victimized or witness a bias incident or hate crime.
Questions and concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The virtual town hall will be available on the city of Bellevue’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/bellevuetelevision or on BTV on cable channel 21.
The meeting will be in English and Mandarin and a translator will be available to translate questions sent in through the email.