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Justice Forum to Address Community Policing

  • Center for Civil and Human Rights 100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States (map)

The Deputy Attorney General of the United States (and former US Attorney here in Atlanta), Sally Yates, and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Vanita Gupta, traveled to Atlanta, GA, on behalf of the United States Department of Justice to conduct a Justice Forum where local law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community advocates, students, and clergy, gathered to discuss the continued efforts to solidify the relationships and trust between law enforcement and the community.  

I was honored to be invited to participate in the roundtable discussion as a representation for the LGBTQ+ community to provide perspectives and recommendations on our behalf. I was able to address a few issues including the following primary concerns: 1) to ensure the Atlanta officials were taking the proper steps to ensure that no one within our community would fall victim to another Pulse nightclub horrific incident, and 2) to ensure that in dealings (of any kind) with the police force that we remain properly treated AND respected at all times.

 Chief of Police for Peachtree City Police Dept., Janet Moon, and I pausing mid-conversation  for a picture prior to the event.

Chief of Police for Peachtree City Police Dept., Janet Moon, and I pausing mid-conversation  for a picture prior to the event.

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