May 22, 2020 – Midland, Texas, District 2 City Council member John Norman today announced the release of the police body camera video regarding the arrest of Tye Anders on Saturday, May 16. “This morning I called a meeting made up of some of my District 2 Advisory Committee, the Mayor, the Police Chief and other members of the City Staff and Community to discuss releasing the video,” said Norman. The meeting was held at City Hall.
“We know that every second of the video will be scrutinized and debated on social media for days. I don’t have a problem with that at all. Because at my core, I believe that transparency builds trust,” said Norman. “The group this morning shared this belief.”
Norman will also host a series of Community Conversations to give the community an opportunity to ask any questions about the Anders arrest, the video and race relations in Midland. “By creating opportunities for us to listen, at times and place convenient to the community, we will build a better Midland.” These community conversations are part of Norman’s Safer Neighborhoods Initiative proposed during his January campaign for City Council.
The first Community Conversation will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 6-8pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Midland.
Videos can be viewed on the Midland Police Department Facebook page as well as the City of Midland YouTube page.