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Community Justice Forum Scheduled for Thursday in Wilmington

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Event gives public opportunity for open discussion with judges, prosecutors and police

 

WILMINGTON – The first Community Justice Forum will be held this Thursday evening at the New Destiny Fellowship Church in Wilmington, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced today.

 

The forum, which will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will focus on building trust in the justice system, strengthening collaboration between law enforcement and Delaware’s communities and improving safety on Wilmington’s streets.  The forum will also include discussion of police use-of-force issues.

 

The four-member panel will feature United States District Court Judge Gregory Sleet, State Protector Kathleen Jennings from the Delaware Department of Justice, Justice of the Peace Court Chief Magistrate Alan Davis and Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings. Panelists will give opening remarks and also take questions from the audience. Deputy Attorney General Daniel Logan, who heads the DOJ’s Crime Strategies Unit, will serve as moderator.

 

“Improving communication and strengthening ties between local residents and law enforcement is a critical step in our work to strengthen communities,” Biden said. “Strong communities are safe communities, and working together, local residents and law enforcement officials can make neighborhoods safer.”

 

Thursday’s forum is the first of a planned series of events to foster stronger communication between criminal justice system officials and members of the public. Future events will be announced at a later date but will likely be once every three months and will focus on timely criminal justice issues.

 

New Destiny Fellowship Church is located at 906 E. 16th Street in Wilmington.

 

More information on the forum:

http://tinyurl.com/nst9nf7

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