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State AG announces second virtual listening session on police use of force
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State AG announces second virtual listening session on police use of force

Atlantic County virtual town hall

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal opens a virtual town hall on police use of force Tuesday alongside Atlantic County law enforcement officials.

Due to the large public response during its first virtual listening session on the state's police use-of-force policy, the New Jersey attorney general has added a second session scheduled for noon Tuesday.

The first session was held in June following Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal's announcement earlier in the month that revisions would be made to the policy, the first time in two decades.

The state's Use of Force initiative also includes community listening sessions in all 21 counties. 

For Tuesday's session, Grewal invited previous panelists Jonathan Parham, director of county-wide police policy planning and training for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office; Jiles H. Ship, commissioner of the New Jersey Police Training Commission and president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), New Jersey Chapter; and Quovella Spruill, director of public safety for the Franklin Township Police Department and executive vice president for NOBLE, New Jersey Chapter, to take a deeper dive into the many questions and to provide guidance to the public on how to weigh in on the policy revision process.

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In addition, a public comment portal, at, will accept submissions through Aug. 1.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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