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CABLE To Launch Campaign To Educate The Public On Law Enforcement Policies In Washtenaw County

Sep 28, 2020

The Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement, also known as CABLE, is in the process of creating a campaign to educate the public on law enforcement policies and procedures in Washtenaw County.  

The campaign will include information on police body-cam policy, use of force, and de-escalation.  Justin Hodge is the chair of CABLE, an independent board affiliated with Washtenaw County, and says they came up with the idea of the campaign after residents requested the information this summer when CABLE asked the public to provide feedback on community policing.

Justin Hodge: We’re looking at doing some videos that summarize some of these policies and procedures, and also talking about work that CABLE does and ways that people can get involved.  In addition to doing that, we do want to have some number of community conversations just to discuss policing.

Hodge says they will post the videos on the county’s website and social media.  CABLE hopes to launch the campaign later this year.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu