Youth & Police Dialogue Fosters Understanding at the City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury

Youth & Police Dialogue Fosters Understanding at the City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury: Tonight, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Boston’s Finest and Boston’s Future got together to recognize and celebrate the strong relationship that exists in the city of Boston between police officers and young people. In addition to celebrating the relationship, tonight’s meeting sponsored by the Center for Teen Empowerment also focused on ways to improve and enhance the relationship going forward. Said Commissioner Evans: “Anyone who hears about tonight’s dialogue should know that these discussions have been going on for years. They’re not new to our department and they’re certainly not a reaction to any of the events taking place in other parts of the country, rather this is how we conduct business in Boston. Communicating and connecting with our city’s young people is hugely important to us and it’s obviously an essential piece of our community policing philosophy.” Added Chief William Gross, “When folks were out demonstrating the Ferguson decision, many of the kids you see here tonight were out there demonstrating as well. They wanted their voices to be heard and they were. But, they were respectful and responsible in how they went about it. Nothing broken or stolen and tonight I told them they had a lot to be proud of and I was proud of them for how they handled their business.”