GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ (May 11, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In the first of a series of events designed to strengthen police-community relations, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has scheduled a town hall meeting on how officer-involved shootings are investigated.
Gloucester County residents are encouraged to attend, as well as community stakeholders including local law enforcement, religious groups, civil rights organizations, school officials and municipal alliances. The town hall will be 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 15 in Room 430 of the Instructional Center of Rowan College at Gloucester County, Tanyard Road, Deptford Township.
Presenters will be Paul Colangelo, the GCPO’s First Assistant Prosecutor, and Sgt. Stacie Lick and Det. Bryn Wilden of the Special Investigations Unit of the GCPO .
The meeting has been arranged in cooperation with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office as part of an initiative called the “21/21 Community Policing Project.” Subsequent town hall meetings and roundtable discussions in all 21 New Jersey counties will explore vital topics of opioids, immigration enforcement and bias crimes.
“Every day, law enforcement officers across New Jersey work closely with the members of the public to keep our streets safe,” said New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “But that does not mean we cannot do better.” The goal of the “21/21 Project” is “encouraging dialogue on critical issues, and building relationships and building relationships of trust that will continue after these meetings are adjourned,” Attorney General Grewal said.