Church to host forum on police-community issues
2/19/2015, 4:37 p.m.
Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jackson Ward is hosting a forum to raise awareness of incidents of police brutality nationwide and to discuss ways the community, Richmond Police and other law enforcement agencies can work together to prevent future incidents, the church’s pastor, the Rev. Reuben J. Boyd Jr., has announced.
The theme: “Being Part of a Solution for Change: Bridging the Gap Between the Community and Law Enforcement.”
The free event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the church, 614 N. 3rd St.
Panelists will include Richmond’s new police chief, Alfred Durham; Eric English, Richmond deputy chief of operations; Lt. Donald Davenport of Richmond Police’s Fourth Precinct; Sgt. Bill Woo of the Richmond Police Training Academy; Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr.; and a representative of the Hanover NAACP Youth Chapter.
Discussion topics will include effective police-community relations, use of police cameras and police training.
Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and share comments.
Details on the event: www.thirdstreetbethel.org or (804) 643-8157.