NWA NAACP Hosts Virtual Conversation with Local Law Enforcement

The group is asking the public to submit questions for the May 17 forum.

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The Northwest Arkansas chapter of the NAACP is hosting a conversation with local law enforcement to discuss the relationship between Black and Brown people with police departments. The May 17 online form aims to provide dialogue and transparency between law enforcement and community members.

“We hope for this space to spark ongoing conversation for how to engage safely and respectfully with local law enforcement,” organizers said on their event page.

The Bentonville, Centerton, Fayetteville and Springdale Police Departments as well as the Benton County and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments will be participating. The forum will be moderated by Shaun Mayo, vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Zeta Lambda chapter.

Organizers are asking the public to submit their questions in advance of Monday’s forum. Suggested questions can be submitted here.

Well Past Due: A Conversation Between Northwest Arkansas Police Departments and the Black Community begins at 7 p.m. May 17. The discussion will be hosted through Zoom Webinar and you can register here.