Peace Officers for Justice and Accountability
A large crowd "social distanced" themselves at the front steps of the Douglasville Police Department recently to hear from Chief Gary Sparks, Mayor Rochelle Robinson, many Douglasville City Council members, Sheriff Tim Pounds, Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge, County officials, pastors and other community leaders to discuss justice and accountability in law enforcement here in our community.
"Today, we at the Douglasville Police Department want to show the community how we feel about you. How we love you enough to not do some of the things that you're seeing Police in other parts of the nation do. That's not us, that's not us", said Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks. "We believe in community based policing. What does that mean? It means we are one with the community, and we can't do anything unless we have your support", Chief Sparks continued.
Mayor Rochelle Robinson proclaimed , "No one in this city is going to be mistreated. If I'm not mistreated, and I'm the Mayor, no one else in this city is going to be mistreated. To the protesters, demonstrators, and to those who have held prayer vigils and have marched, I appreciate you doing so peacefully. It shows the world who and what this community is all about. It is important to have your message be heard and it is your right to do so, as United States Citizens, under the First Amendment.”
The rally was recorded and will be available soon at CitiTV on Comcast Channel 22, and www.mycititv.com.