Dave Chappelle Speaks Up For Progressive Police Reform In His Hometown

Ford Springer | Contributor

Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle is urging the local government in his hometown to take advantage of a recent police incident to become a leader in progressive law enforcement.

(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Chappelle spoke during a meeting in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio on Monday where he and other locals listened to a review of recent police behavior, Page Six reports.

The meeting was called as a result of hundreds of complaints made by residents after police reportedly used a police cruiser and stun guns to disperse a crowd at a New Year’s Eve celebration. The police chief resigned following the complaints of the “heavy-handed” tactics.

Chappelle urged the village council to take advantage of the “golden opportunity” in naming the new chief. (VIDEO: Dave Chappelle Does Donald Trump Impression, ‘It’s Terrific’)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: A view of atmosphere outside as comedian/actor Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The comedian hopes that they can prove local governments matter by bringing in a new police chief who will take a progressive approach to law enforcement in the southwestern Ohio town.

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