UPDATE: Berrien County Community and Police Forum postponed

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 8:50 AM EDT
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Law enforcement leaders from St. Joseph and Benton Harbor will answer questions at the Berrien County Community and Police Forum on Thursday, June 2.

The event was originally scheduled for Friday, but it has been postponed due to severe weather.

According to our newsgathering partners at The Herald Palladium, organizers say the forum is to discuss ways policies can be changed to stop systemic racism in Berrien County.

“We want to hear how they’re going to change the policies and procedures and hold them to a higher accountability to getting this change done,” said said Gwen Swanigan, the sponsor of the forum through the S.H.A.R.P. Foundation. “We’re not just going to be talking. Before we get up from that table Friday evening, we want some things put in place, some timelines, ... on how the change is going to happen.”

The forum is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.

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