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Human Rights Event To Have Event

PRESS RELEASE

Date: Jan. 7, 2020
Released By: Barry Lewis (765-307-0388)
Subject: Human Right Commission Plans Event

Human Rights Commission to Hold Law Enforcement Information Session

Opportunity for Public to Meet with Representatives of Police and Sheriff’s Departments

The Crawfordsville Human Rights Commission announced today its plans to hold a Law Enforcement Information Panel at its next regular meeting, on Jan. 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers of City Hall (300 E. Pike Street).

The Panel will feature brief remarks by representatives from the local Police and Sheriff’s Departments, as well as the opportunity for members of the public to ask about human rights as they apply to interactions with law enforcement officials.

Dell Wilson is Vice Chair of the Human Rights Commission and one of the main organizers of the event. She calls the event “an excellent opportunity for the public to learn about the important work of our men and women in uniform.”

“At its best, the Human Right Commission provides an opportunity and a venue for people in our community to exchange ideas, share concerns, and to learn from one another, Human Rights Commission Chair, Ethan Hollander, said. “Our upcoming Law Enforcement Information Panel will be just that kind of event.”

After brief introductions by representatives from the two departments, members of the Human Rights Commission and the public will have the opportunity to ask law enforcement representatives about their work for our community and about the rewards and challenges of being a law enforcement officer in Crawfordsville. While members of the public will be invited to ask questions at the event, they are also encouraged to submit questions ahead of time by writing to the Human Rights Commission at humanrights@crawfordsville-in.gov.

Please note that this event is intended as an opportunity for the public to learn more about local law enforcement and the important work they do. Law enforcement representatives will be unable to comment on pending investigations or litigation.

The Crawfordsville Human Rights Commission was created by Mayor Todd Barton in 2016 for the purpose of recommending policies and programs that promote equal opportunity, good will, mutual understanding, and respect for human rights among the many members of our diverse community. Commission meetings are open to the public and take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers.

For more information, visit the Crawfordsville Human Rights Commission website at <https://www.crawfordsville.net/department/board.php?structureid=69> or email humanrights@crawfordsville-in.gov.