Police Use of Force Presentation in Hopewell Twp postponed due to weather

Police Use of Force Presentation in Hopewell Twp postponed due to weather

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Hopewell Township Police Department was scheduled to present to the Township Committee about its policies on use of police force, in response to citizen inquiries after recent current events regarding use of police force in other areas of the country.

“These are serious issues that require sober reflection and discussion in communities across the country,” said Committeewoman Julie Blake earlier this month.

However, due to the weather, the presentation was postponed likely at the September Committee meeting.

“We knew we wanted the public to be part of the conversation,” said Committeewoman Blake at Monday night’s Committee meeting. “The police presentation was cancelled due to the weather but it will be rescheduled. I also want to let everyone know that in the meanwhile we received information from the League of Municipalities about best practices for speaking about race relations and we’re already doing what they’re suggesting, which is wonderful.”

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Hopewell Township to address police use of force policies at Committee meeting

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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