Press Kit Released
Today, the Akron Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Akron NAACP) held a press conference to address the community-led charter amendment proposal seeking to improve police-community relations through the creation of a Citizens’ Police Oversight Board for the City of Akron, and guidelines to improve police-community relations. View the full […]
Petitions Are In!
Today, amendment petitioners and members of the Committee to Improve Police Community Relations, delivered the draft amendment and 7,000 petitions from Akron residents to the Clerk of Akron City Council. This is the first step towards getting this initiative onto the ballot so that all of the residents of Akron can vote on this issue […]
Issue 10 Coalition Forms
In an ongoing effort to strengthen police-community relations and build a safe, equitable, just community where all Akron residents are valued and respected, the Committee to Improve Police-Community Relations was formed in August 2022. Chaired by Judi Hill, president, Akron NAACP, and representing diverse community and faith leaders long committed to the safety and dignity […]