May 28, 2019. WCSC.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is calling for an audit of the North Charleston Police Department in a citizen’s advisory commission meeting on Tuesday.
North Charleston Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Community-Police
Relations will meet at 6:30 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall.
Charleston Area Justice Ministry says they called for an audit of both
the Charleston and North Charleston Police Departments a few years ago.
April 9, 2019. WFLX.COM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three major topics for Palm Beach County’s marginalized talked with leaders who could change laws: addressing homelessness, community ID’s and police relations with the community. They met at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday.
homelessness, PEACE or People Engaged in Active Community Efforts, says
the here more than 4,000 children without a home in Palm Beach County.
spur action, they invited Palm Beach County Commissioners to present
their solution: speed up the construction of the county’s second
April 2, 2019. Charleston City Paper.
Ann Powell-Cromwell was turning to head home on James Island when an officer stopped her. Her tag lights were out, he said, and he couldn’t see her license plate.
“I felt that he shouldn’t have stopped me because I had my
signal on way ahead of time,” Powell-Cromwell said in a classroom at St.
James Presbyterian Church on James Island, where close to 70 attendees
were separated into small groups to talk about their interactions with
Charleston police officers. “It’s a bad area, and I assume he probably
thought I was one of them ones that was gonna buy some drugs.”
February 7, 2019. The Post and Courier.
Inside a meeting hall at Ebenezer AME Church on Charleston’s East Side Thursday night, Fouche Sheppard shared a story of how she was pulled over by a police officer she believed had profiled her.
The officer told her he thought she was an African American male before letting her go, she said.
Sheppard’s story was one of a handful shared during the first town hall meeting held as part of an eight-month, $158,556 racial bias audit of the Charleston Police Department by the Virginia-based firm CNA. Although small in attendance, a number of residents from the East Side neighborhood shared personal stories, suggestions on ways to increase community collaboration with police and asked questions about how a police department that seems to have drifted away from true, community-level policing can begin to right the course.
December 19, 2018. News2.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The City of Charleston is one step closer to a contract with a Virginia company to conduct an audit on the Charleston Police Department for racial bias.