BPD in the News: The Ruffin Society Holds Reception In honor of Boston Police Commissioner Gross

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society held a reception in honor of Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.   

The Ruffin Society works to build a better relationship between minorities and the criminal justice system and was founded 1984 in response to dwindling numbers of minority police officers in the Boston Police Department. Its goals are to create greater understanding and communication between minority communities and the criminal justice system through annual convocations, events, courses, workshops and "The Long Road to Justice" traveling exhibit which documents the history of African Americans in Massachusetts.  Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, Director of The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Richard O’Bryant and a host of others were on hand to enjoy the celebration.