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Sun, 04/26/2015 - 5:32pm by Nicole Hudson

Increased Police Training Among List of Calls to Action to be Discussed at April 27 Commission Meeting

Recommendations for training in the areas of officer wellness, tactical and anti-bias to be outlined in addition to updates on calls to action in other areas of Commission focus.

The Ferguson Commission will hold its tenth full commission meeting on Monday, April 27th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA Carondelet Park Rec Complex at 930 Holly Hills Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111.

The focus of Monday’s meeting will be updates on calls to action and learning from each of the four Commission working groups:

  • Citizen-Law Enforcement Relations
  • Municipal Courts and Governance
  • Child Well-Being and Education Equity
  • Economic Inequity and Opportunity

The Citizen-Law Enforcement working group co-chairs, Commissioner Dan Isom and Commissioner Brittany Packnett, will present proposed training standards for law enforcement in Missouri, developed by members of their working group. A draft reviewed at the last working group meeting on April 20 can be reviewed here.

Calls to action previously affirmed by the Commission from a number of working groups can be reviewed here.

The Commission is an empowered, independent and diverse group that is studying the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by unrest in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. The work is currently taking the form of working groups made up of Commissioners, subject matter experts and practitioners focused on the areas of citizen-law enforcement relations, municipal courts and governance, child well-being and education equity and economic inequity and opportunity.

Ferguson Commission Members include: co-chairs Rev. Starsky Wilson and Rich McClure, managing director and commissioner emeritus Bethany Johnson-Javois, and commissioners Kevin Ahlbrand, Rasheen Aldridge, Jr., Rev. Traci Blackmon, T.R. Carr, Gabriel E. Gore Jr., Dan Isom II, Becky James-Hatter, Scott Negwer, Brittany Packnett, Felicia Pulliam, Patrick Sly, Grayling Tobias, Byron Watson and Rose Windmiller.