City Manager Ed Densmore said he has met with community organizers and interfaith leaders in step a toward a “healing process” in the city’s relationship with residents.
“It was a productive meeting where dialogue was begun between interfaith and police and city leadership,” said Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein of Congregation Dor Tamid.
The rabbi is a member of the Johns Creek Interfaith Alliance. Members of the group of 14 clergy were troubled by Byers’ Facebook post. The rabbi said he hopes the city continues to build bridges of trust with the community.
Byers was placed under investigation and removed from duty on June 15. Johns Creek is investigating allegations against the chief that are unrelated to his social media comments, according to Mayor Mike Bodker.