EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Addressing issues in Evansville: A local activist wants a community-wide conversation about race and police following the arrest of a teenager last week.
This is in response to a story we’ve covered extensively.
Viral video of EPD officers arresting a teenager sparked concerns… Over the officer’s use of force.
EPD said it was justified.
And while the Evansville Chapter of the NAACP investigates, a local activist wants to talk about it.
Reverend William Payne will sponsor a forum next Tuesday, August 20th at Evansville’s Central Library.
It will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Browning Room.
On Facebook, Payne said he wants to organize a group to address racial issues, excessive force by police, and what he calls a prison pipeline from local alternative schools.
This meeting is open to the public.
(This story was originally published on August 14, 2019)