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The Valancias – Eric, Faylisha and their daughter, Forever – talk to county Deputies Dustin Dailey and Ken Taylor. The family brought homemade cookies by the sheriff’s office. “With all they’ve been thorough, this is just a little way to say thank you,” said Eric Valancia. The couple also used the experience as an education tool for their daughter.
Goal: Ease fears on race, policing

In the wake of violent incidents across the country involving police and young black men, Lancaster County leaders are joining together to hold a public forum Aug. 1 to discuss race relations and police practices.
The leaders include Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff, Sheriff Barry Faile, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter and other county officials, clergy and young people.
The “Let’s Talk About It” forum will be 6-8 p.m. at Lancaster High School.