N.H. Conversations on Police Reform and Racial Justice Continue
From tactics and training to issues of oversight and transparency, police conduct has come under national scrutiny in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of a former Minnesota police officer. Calls for racial justice and police reforms have resonated in the Granite State, as well, and on Tuesday, Governor Sununu announced a new commission charged with examining police accountability and transparency and issuing recommendations within 45 days. Also on Tuesday, the state senate passed a bill that includes a ban on the use of chokeholds.
Air date: June 17, 2020
- Charlie Dennis - Hanover Police Chief, President of the N.H. Association of Chiefs of Police. He has also worked in law enforcement in Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and Idaho.
- James McKim - President of the Manchester chapter of the NAACP.
- Ella Nilsen - Politics reporter for Vox News. Read her piecefor Vox on the Democrats' new police reform bill.
- Erika Perez - Co-founder of the Manchester chapterof Black Lives Matter.