Not This Time, will host a community conversation with the three finalist for Seattle Police Chief, so that the community has an opportunity to ask questions of each of them that are specific to the concerns of communities of color. This is an opportunity to be involved with the process by engaging the very people who hope to govern over law enforcement that police our communities. Families who have had loved ones lost to police violence will be there, community and faith leaders will be there and we hope you, concerned citizens will be there too!
Within this community conversation the leading pastors who will be attending the meeting will hold space to address each finalist after the panelist: Rev Witherspoon, Rev Braughton, Rev Jeffery, Rev Anderson, Rev Ransfer, Rev Manaway, Rev Carter, Bishop Tyson will be in attendance.
Nikkita Oliver: The People’s Party
Willard Jimerson: Urban League, Credible Messengers
Katrina Johnson: Cousin of Charleena Lyles
Andre’ Taylor: Director of Not This Time
Dom Davis: Community Passage Ways
Devitta Briscoe: Sister of Che Taylor
Najja Morris: The Public Defender Association
The bios of each finalist are at the bottom in the order of the pictures on the event.
. Chief Best has served with the Seattle Police Department for 26 years. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief, overseeing the Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Special Operations Bureaus, as well as the Community Outreach section.
· Ely Reyes, Assistant Chief, Austin Police Department. Ely Reyes is an Assistant Chief with the Austin Police Department, which he has served for 22 years. He also served in the United States Army and performed six years of overseas service. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart, Lifesaving Medal, and three Meritorious Service Medals.
· Eddie Frizell, Inspector, Minneapolis Police Department. Eddie Frizell is an Inspector with the Minneapolis Police Department, which he has served for 25 years. Inspector Frizell also holds the rank of Colonel in the Minnesota Army National Guard, which he served for 28 years, including a deployment to Iraq.
When: July 11th, 2018
Where The Seattle Vocational Institute 2120 S. Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98144 Room 401
Time: 6pm to 8:15pm