Yesterday afternoon, the Sun Sentinel contacted us for a comment to include in their story, “Clergy scrutinize Boynton police’s use of force in August arrest.”
While our comments appear in the print version of the story, as of 9:37 a.m. this morning, it does not appear in the online edition (which was posted at 6:28 p.m. yesterday).
As we firmly believe in transparency and accountability, here is the comment (in its entirety) we provided to the newspaper yesterday:
“As noted in the Chief’s press conference on Feb. 24, the police department requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office to independently review this case.
The Boynton Beach Police Department remains committed to providing the utmost in professional policing services. This includes regular opportunities to engage in an open dialogue with the community we serve. The BBPD has held seven Town Hall meetings since Chief Katz took the reins in July 2013. At our last Town Hall meeting on Jan. 14, 10 members of the community participated. No active members of the Boynton Beach Coalition of Clergy were present at that meeting. We look forward to a continued partnership with the Boynton Beach Coalition of Clergy on joint projects which positively benefit our citizens – especially our youth.”