Foundation in Corey Jones's name seeking better police-community relationship

Hosted town hall meeting Thursday
Posted at 11:19 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:47:50-05

Education, training, and communication; all ideas to improve relationships between police and the community.

A foundation in the names of Corey Jones and his mother sponsored a forum on the topic Thursday in Boynton Beach.

Panelists included civil, religious, and police leaders.

Organizers said understanding each other’s viewpoints will build a stronger and safer community.

“When you bring everybody together you have a common good, a sense of common good and everybody can share their ideas,” explained Terry Banks, Corey Jones’ uncle and a member of the Anita Banks Justice for Corey Foundation.

A Palm Beach Gardens police officer shot and killed Jones last year.

The department's chief announced Thursday he’s finished a pilot program testing body cameras. Now, he’s fast-tracking plans to equip more than 200 officers with the cameras.