Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. Named to Governor’s Task Force on Community – Police Relations
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT January 14, 2015
SUBJECT Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. Named to Governor's Task Force on Community
                - Police Relations 


Today, Governor John R. Kasich appointed18 members to the Ohio Task Force on
Community-Police Relations, which he announced in December after a series of incidents
on Ohio and around the nation, highlighted the challenging situations that exist in many
places between communities and police.

Appointed to the 18 member task force is the Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J.,
bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. "I am honored to accept the
Governor's invitation to serve on the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations,"
said Bishop George Murry. "In light of events which have occurred during the past few
months, events which have demonized police departments and various communities, it is
my hope that this Task Force will help communities and police departments better
understand each other and work together for the common good. "

The task force will hold its initial forum on January 20 at Cleveland State University.
Governor Kasich has asked the task force to issue a report by April 30, 2015, providing
ideas for how communities across the state can build constructive relationships between
communities and police that are built on mutual understanding and respect.

In the coming months, the task force will conduct at least four public forums throughout
the state to gather input from all Ohioans. Issues the task force is charged with exploring
include best community policing practices, law enforcement training, standards for law
enforcement interaction with the community, the criminal justice system and community
oversight and involvement in law enforcement.