Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dr. Payne is panelist at Feb 13 community forum on police use of force procedures

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, will be a panelist at the upcoming Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force (ACPRTF) community forum on February 13.

Topic: Police Use of Force Procedures
Day: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Clark Middle School

Panelists also include Pastor Victor Marbury, ACPRTF Vice-Chair and Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department (APD), as well as other community and agency members. Rosa Melendez, Regional Director, Region X, Department of Justice Community Relations Service, will be the program moderator.

This event is presented by the ACPRTF in partnership with the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, the Anchorage Police Department, and the UAA Justice Center.

The ACPRTF recently released the Anchorage Police Department Use of Force Policy Review Brief and Recommendations. This report looks at the history and mission of the ACPRTF, recent use of deadly force incidents by APD, efforts by APD and the ACPRTF to address community concerns about use of force, and presents the findings and recommendations of the ACPRTF's review of the Anchorage Police Department's use of force policy.

Since its establishment in 1981, the Task Force has operated successfully in its role as a liaison between the ethnic minority community and the APD.  It continues to provide a forum for input and constructive dialogue between Anchorage community members and the APD.