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 piece for Vox on the Democrats' new police reform bill.
- Erika Perez - Co-founder of the Manchester chapter of Black Lives Matter.