Town hall meeting will discuss relationship between police, community

Town hall meeting will discuss relationship between police, community

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Baton Rouge-native and Award-winning filmmaker Keith Beauchamp will host a film screening and town hall meeting to discuss the  relationship between law enforcement and the community.

The town hall meeting will be held Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College's Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Citing the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting of an unarmed Black teenager by a White police officer, Beauchamp says, "It is my objective to bring law enforcement and the community together to have productive dialogue that will lead to a 'code' of understanding, thus preventing police misconduct such as shootings and the continuous mistrust of community policing. We need to have 'the Talk' now before it's too late.'"

Beauchamp will screen his documentary "Hood of Suspicion" from his Investigation Discovery series "The Injustice Files." The meetings are part of a six-city tour.

"Keith Beauchamp effectively develops and uses documentaries to educate and encourage critical thinking surrounding issues that impact communities across America," said State Sen. Sharon Broome. "I look forward to assisting with the discussion surrounding this very prevalent issue of racial profiling."

For more information, call (225) 405-2209.

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