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Police-community relations focus of forum Thursday

Police-community relations are the focus of a forum in Northern Kentucky Thursday. (FOX19 NOW) Police-community relations are the focus of a forum in Northern Kentucky Thursday. (FOX19 NOW)
The panel will cover a variety of issues and include chiefs from police departments in Cincinnati and Covington. (FOX19 NOW) The panel will cover a variety of issues and include chiefs from police departments in Cincinnati and Covington. (FOX19 NOW)
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Police-community relations is the focus of a forum in Northern Kentucky Thursday.

The 6:30 p.m. event is free and open to the pubic at Joseph U. Meyer Center for Workforce Development, 1324 Madison Ave.

What does a healthy community-police relationship look like? How healthy are the communities of Northern Kentucky? Those topics will be discussed following officer-involved shootings across the country and here locally, and protests like ones in Ferguson, Missouri.

A panel including Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and Covington Police Chief Spike Jones will consider such ongoing issues as minority profiling; whether local police departments are equipped to handle protests or “organized” disturbances and what measures local police have enacted to build trust in the community.

Jerome Bowles, president of the Northern Kentucky NAACP and retired Newport police officer and community activist Robert McCray also will participate.

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