AHRC Holds Forums & Discussions on Policing and Community:
During this month of July, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) organized, facilitated and hosted several community-leadership and government and law enforcement agencies events. These Zoom sessions were held to provide a setting for a healthy discussion and debate on the issues of police brutality, police best practices and community engagement.
These Zoom sessions included community leaders from all segments of our society. Participants included judges, lawyers, educators, business leaders, community leaders, physicians, activists, and youth. From the government side, the participants were FBI Detroit Field office, the US Attorney's office- Eastern District and several police departments: Detroit, Dearborn & Southfield.
The discussion focused on police practices in light of the George Floyd murder that sparked protests locally, nationally and internationally.
These series of discussion were part of the ongoing local and national conversation addressing policing. The discussion was open and frank. All participants agreed on the importance of dialogue and trust for a successful and healthy law enforcement-community relationship. All stakeholders agreed that there is no effective policing without trust.
AHRC will continue to hold and organize these discussions. We believe in dialogue not as a one- time event but as an ongoing process. We will continue to coordinate with all stakeholders to continue the conversation in the near future.
AHRC is committed to continue its advocacy of human rights for all. Living in safety and dignity is a human right.