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NJ Police Community Affairs Officers Association, President William Schievella, hosted a great panel discussion on the important topic of Race and Police-Community Relations on 2/4/15 at The College of Saint Elizabeth’s Police Studies Institute. The Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases were examined by police practice experts, academic leaders, law enforcement, clergy, and attorneys. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Civil Rights and Police Practice Expert, Robert Bianchi had the honor of moderating the panel with the help of fellow panel members including President Kareen Campbell-National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement, Chief Paul Cell, VP-International Association of Chiefs of Police, Dr. James Drylie, Executive Director-Kean University School of Criminal Justice & Public Administration, Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, Sgt. Tyrone Williams-National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Pastor Sidney Williams-Bethel AME Church in Morristown, Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler and Bishop Jethro James-Paradise Baptist Church in Newark.
Thank you to all the students and community members that attended and participated in the panel and special thanks to the NJ Police Community Affairs Officers Association and the Police Studies Institute at the College of Saint Elizabeth, for sponsoring such a successful and engaging discussion.
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