The men of the Pi Phi chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., host an open discussion with members in leadership positions about the state of police and citizen relations in the Charlotte area. This coming months after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, by Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Brentley Vinson. The killing sparked days of protest in the city and increased the ever-growing tension that exist police and citizens. This discussion centered around strategies to address citizen grievances, specifically the highly racialized and anti-black enforcement of law. Among the panel were city officials and community organizers joined by national advocates, Benjamin Crump, Esq. and artist K. Michelle.

Throughout the discussion as well into the Q&A period the importance of police and city accountability was stressed. In addition, guidance and tools were given to assist the community in navigating encounters with police from pre to post engagement. Uplift is one of the cardinal principles that guide the men of Omega. This forum was another effort in that spirit.

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