Pasadena Police Chief Calls For Community To Come Together At Local Arby’s


July 12, 2016 - Local

In a rousing speech outside city hall this afternoon, Pasadena Police Chief Lou Williams called for members of the community to come together and meet with police officers to discuss pressing issues at Arby’s.

“We must enter an era in which community members and police officers can sit down face-to-face and discuss the issues that concern them most,” he said.

“And I welcome such a dialogue to take place at Arby’s,” he added.

Officer Rachel Lewis says while it is important to establish a connection between officers and the communities they serve, the chief’s initiative may be self-serving.

“This is a pretty transparent attempt for Chief Williams to eat more Arby’s,” she told The Pasadenoid.

“He always makes us get Arby’s at work events. It’s ridiculous. This town has so many great sandwich shops, but every time it’s roast beef sandwiches,” she said.

But Williams says there is more to this initiative than his fellow officers may perceive.

“This is not just about roast beef. This is about tuna melts, turkey wraps, and surprisingly good salads,” he said.

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