Friday, February 14, 2014

Dr. Payne on panel about recommendations for Anchorage Police use of force policy

Panel members at the ACPRTF forum.
 Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, was a panelist at the February 13 Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force (ACPRTF) community forum at Clark Middle School on "Police Use of Force."

A sub-committee of the ACPRTF reviewed the APD use of force policy and recently released a report,  Anchorage Police Department Use of Force Policy Review Brief and Recommendations. Dr. Payne is a member of the ACPRTF and was a member of the reviewing sub-committee.

Panelists also included Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department (APD), and other ACPRTF members. Municipality of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan made introductory comments. Rosa Melendez, Regional Director, Region X, Department of Justice Community Relations Service, was the program moderator.

Chief Mew announced at the event that a copy of the APD Use of Force Policy is now available on the APD web page.

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