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Police Panel Set To Discuss Use Of Force, Other Issues At FAMU Orlando

Local law enforcement leaders will address issues surrounding policing and violence at a public forum Thursday evening. Florida A&M College of Law in downtown Orlando is hosting the event to help foster an open dialog between law enforcement and community members.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orlando Police Chief John Mina will be among the panelists, along with the FAMU law school Dean Leroy Pernell.

Topics up for discussion include gang violence, police use of body cameras, perceptions of police brutality, community involvement with law enforcement, and the interaction of youth and authority.

The forum will also address issues brought into the national spotlight by high-profile cases involving the shooting deaths of unarmed black teens, including Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, and Michael Browne in Ferguson, Missouri.

The event begins at 6:30pm.

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Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »