The Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice’s purpose is to help create positive and meaningful change that brings forth racial equity and peace to all Fort Wayne residents, especially those who are Black, people of color, or marginalized, to ensure everyone is respected, appreciated, and valued.
The Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice, through community dialogue and engagement, will provide recommendations and feedback to the Administration and Fort Wayne Common Council on policies, practices and procedures related to the City of Fort Wayne’s public safety division.
Ahmed Abdelmageed (United Way of Allen County Advocacy Committee Chair)
Alien Nature (Protest and demonstration organizer/leader)
Sheila Curry-Campbell (Fort Wayne NAACP and Allen County Council member)
Rev. Dr. Anne Epling (First Presbyterian Church)
Larry Gist (MLK Club of Fort Wayne)
Elaena Harris (Faegre Drinker)
Carol Helton (City of Fort Wayne City Attorney)
Joe Jordan (Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne)
Brendon Maxwell (Utopian Coffee)
Marty Pastura (Empowerment Advisors)
Pastor Anthony Pettus (Greater Progressive Baptist Church)
Nikki Quintana (Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission)
Sofia Rosales-Scatena (Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer)
Pastor Steve Terry (New Life Church of God)
Marlon Wardlow (Parkview Health and Fort Wayne Urban League Board Chair)
On June 18, Mayor Tom Henry announced the creation of the Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice. The new Commission will be chaired by City Councilwoman Michelle Chambers.
The Commission will look at strengths and weaknesses in the community and current challenges that need to be examined, including a further study of the 8 Can’t Wait initiative. In addition, the Commission will have ongoing communication with protest and demonstration leaders and will put together recommendations on possible solutions to present to the Mayor’s office and City Council.
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