FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Dozens of people attended a forum Monday night to discuss the relationship between county police and the community.
The forum, which was sponsored by Fairfax County's Police Practices Review Commission, talked about police brutality, how officers handle those with mental health issues and privacy issues.
The privacy issues where of a particular focus for the ACLU of Virginia. The organization is suing the county over the practice of storing data large amounts collected by license plate readers, even if they're not relevant to any ongoing investigations.
"We think that they should stop assuming everything should be secret, and assume that everything should be open, unless there's a really good reason to keep it confidential," Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director of the Virginia ACLU said.