Police Practices Subject of Hunter Mill Meeting Sept. 8

by Karen Goff August 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm 7 Comments

Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins at Feb. 29, 2016 meetingHunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community meeting on Sept. 8 to discuss the findings of the Fairfax County Police’s Ad Hoc Commission’s Police Practices Review.

In addition to the update, the forum will serve as an opportunity for the public to give their feedback on the Commission’s recommendations, including proposals related to independent oversight of the Fairfax County Police Department

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston.

The Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission was established to engage the community in an open and transparent process to recommend changes that would help Fairfax County to achieve its goal of maintaining a safe community, ensuring a culture of public trust, and making sure county policies provide for the fair and timely resolution of police-involved incidents.

The commission was created by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in the months following the 2013 police shooting of John Geer in the Springfield District.

“The Board of Supervisors and the Police Department recognize the importance of maintaining that public trust and the importance of always reviewing policies and practices and seeking to improve,” Supervisor Chair Sharon Bulova said in March 2015 in announcing the review committee. “To that end, the Board of Supervisors is taking a hard look at the way Fairfax County handles significant police-involved incidents. ”

The report looks at (and makes suggestions for) use-of-force; recruitment and diversity; and communications, among other areas.

Read the final report of the commission on the Fairfax County website.

Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins/file photo

  • AWhiteGuy

    I think the public trust is great in Reston amungst police. However, I don’t commit felonies.

    • That’s the rub. Reston was never asked whether it wanted to be invaded and deculturalized by thugs who stage accidents in parking lots so they can rob people, or whether it wanted special interests leveraging these incidents to take over and subvert. People there cannot understand why they are being victimized or need a forced diversification program forced upon them to add insult to injury. Minoritarianism is a dangerous mental illness.

  • Hard look”

    If you re a teen and unwilling to submit to authority do not join a gang. Otherwise your life will be ruled by imbeciles.

    LE cannot and will not do anything, hot topic

  • Atheist

    This government official is holding a community (public) meeting at a church. I believe this violates the law. As an atheist I would have attended however I do not feel comfortable in that environment. The government use of this facility make me believe that Supervisor Hudgins is endorsing this religion over another. I am considering a suing.

    • Guest

      If it isn’t my old nemesis, a strawman atheist!

    • Why do you bother?

      OFFS – there is no prohibition against a government entity renting space in a church. I would prefer that she had found a more neutral location, but that’s Hudgins for you. Dislike =/= illegal.

      An INFORMED Atheist

    • Guest_now

      While the facts may not matter to you, atheistic beliefs are not inconsistent with the hosting faith community: http://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/beliefs/atheist-agnostic


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