FLEMINGTON, NJ - There will be a “Use-of-Force” virtual Town Hall meeting July 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams addressing the use of force by police officers, among other related police-community interactions and law enforcement issues.
The forum will be held in conjunction with regional counterparts – the county-level prosecutors offices of Somerset and Warren counties.
“This will be held to collect ideas and other input on what changes the public believes need to be made in order to have a just and fair law enforcement Use of Force policy,” Freeholder J. Matthew Holt said during the Freeholder Board’s July 21 meeting. “Anyone who’s interested will be able to submit comments prior to this Town Hall event.”
Directions listed online are for all written comments to be submitted electronically by July 27.
Panelists for the meeting include Williams; Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo; Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer; Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson; and Somerset County Police Academy Director Dr. Richard E. Celeste. The agenda includes reviews and discussion of the state’s Use-of-Force Policy and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal’s Guidance on chokeholds and neck restraints.
Further information on the July 28 Virtual Town Hall will be updated on the county prosecutor’s page on the Hunterdon County website, http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/prosecutor/townhall-useofforce.html