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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission (ELIPOC) will host a community workshop entitled “Best Practices for Use of Force in Policing” on Sept. 30.
The ELIPOC workshop will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, with a continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.
The workshop is a response to a petition from East Lansing residents calling upon ELIPOC to submit recommendations to the East Lansing Police Department regarding its policy and training on use of force/response to resistance.
Facilitators for the Sept. 30 workshop will be Carlton Evans and Doak Bloss. Evans is a longtime presenter who specializes in social justice issues, using dialogue with an emphasis on listening. Bloss has facilitated over 200 community dialogues, including the use of dialogue as a vehicle for social change.
The workshop is open to anyone who lives in or visits East Lansing. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive materials about national best practices.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.