Meridian/Lauderdale County NAACP Held Press Conference With Local Law Enforcement
Updated: Jun 5
Today in Meridian, the Meridian/Lauderdale County branch of the NAACP held a press conference with leaders of local law enforcement about the relationship between law enforcement and citizens in the community addressing the death of George Floyd and the protests occurring throughout the country.
During this press conference ,members of the NAACP were able to round table with the Meridian Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff Department, and The District Attorney, on police brutality, how to strengthen the local community’s trust in law enforcement, and answering questions members of the NAACP had regarding punishment of officers found in the wrong. Reverend Eugene Boger, President of the Meridian/Lauderdale County branch of the NAACP shared his thoughts on the outcome of the conversation.
“Encouraged to hear from their hearts that they pretty much condemn the acts of brutality against George Floyd, who died at the hands of the police officers in Minneapolis, and also overjoyed to hear that they have made a commitment to start moving forward. What I heard at the table today was that you can’t change the past-- but to have the commitment to doing their part and making right relations with our community”, said Eugene Boger, President of The Meridian/Lauderdale County Branch of the NAACP.
Reverend Boger also shared that the NAACP plans to hold town hall meetings continuously with local law enforcement to further establish the communities trust in officers.