Unraveling the #DefundthePolice Debate: A Community Conversation

The Human Relations Commission hosted a community conversation titled Unraveling the #DefundthePolice Debate on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm via Zoom. 

Attendees enjoyed a panel discussion on the topic, followed by breakout small group discussions. 

Information gathered from the event will be compiled to create a working community definition of the term "Defund the Police" and an action plan for next steps for further discussion. The information gathered from the community will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). 

Watch the event recording on Zoom here.

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Panelists that attended

  • Major Kevin Jones, Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • Anna Richards, Third Vice President, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP
  • James E. Williams, Jr., Chair of NC CRED, former Public Defender of Orange and Chatham Counties
HRC Community Conversation on #DefundthePolice Debate graphic in English
HRC Community Conversation on #DefundthePolice Debate graphic in Spanish