Hispanics Gather at City Hall to Meet with Mayor, Chief of Police

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than 200 Hispanic men, women and children were at city hall Tuesday meeting with the mayor and the chief of police. 
 
Everyone who met with Mayor Mark Stodola and Chief Kenton Buckner participated in a Spanish-speaking driving laws course. 
 
In the month of February, more than 600 people attended the lesson taught by Little Rock Police.
 
City Director Joan Adcock helped organize the event. She says there's a mistrust in the community, especially among the Hispanic population, out of fear for being deported. 
 
"I don't think a lot of us understand what a big step it is for these people to come into a government building and open themselves to us, because there's such a trust issue in the community," Adcock said.
 
The mayor made a proclamation at the board meeting Tuesday night, announcing today - March 21 - "National Immigration Day of Action." 

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