FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – A Flint pastor was selected to one of three brand-new positions on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards representing citizens.
Rev. Jeffrey Hawkins, pastor and president at Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, was selected to a 2.5-year term on the commission expiring on Dec. 31, 2022. A Detroit pastor and Ypsilanti psychology teacher were appointed to the other brand-new positions.
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards provides assistance on training and licensing police statewide. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed on June 12 she was including more community voices from outside the law enforcement neighborhood in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minn.
. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights director likewise was selected to the commission on June 12.
“By bringing more varied voices together, we can enact crucial modifications to cops treatments and construct a more equitable state,” Whitmer stated. “Having community leaders and the director of the Department of Civil Rights on this commission will assist us guarantee we're enacting reforms to guarantee everybody, no matter who they are, is dealt with fairly under the law.”
The consultations all undergo the guidance and consent of the Michigan Senate.
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