Cobb Wants To ‘Bridge The Gap’ Between Community And Police

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share A year after Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid accused a county police officer of following and racially profiling her, one precinct is working to build bridges with the community.At the South Cobb Community Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, county officials will host a public meeting that will include an open discussion between citizens and police and help on several issues including how to file a complaint against an officer.Although Cupid doesn’t tie Saturday’s seminar to her experiences, she says she hopes it will address community concerns in her district.“It’s been an ongoing interest of the police department to want to reach out to the community and this is just a unique event to, I think, provide information on how that relationship can be improved,” Cupid said.Police Major Stuart VanHoozer, who recently transferred to precinct two from another precinct in Cobb, said he and another officer had talked about hosting this event prior to relocating. VanHoozer said he hopes to increase police accountability.“We just want people to know our character,” he said. “And know that there are avenues if we do make a mistake or do something wrong, we’re not going to hide from that.”Atlanta author Robbin Shipp, who wrote “Justice While Black,” said meetings like this are effective but require additional steps, such as how the police department is going to respond to what community members have to say.VanHoozer said there are plans to hold similar meetings down the road. Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My Listlast_img read more

Former Tipp manager urges fans to support team

first_imgHe says he’s also looking forward to seeing Cathal Barrett back in the fold… Tipp senior hurlers have given supporters a fantastic summer so far, according to former manager Michael Ryan.He’s urging fans to get behind the team in Croke Park on Sunday week, where they’ll meet either Laois or Dublin.Michael Ryan was impressed with some of the younger players that featured against Limerick, despite the 12 point loss.last_img