Another Step in the Right Direction. This One From York County, Pennsylvania

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Logos Academy, York, PA

I just got word of a joint statement between York County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Black Ministers Association of York County, and Logos Academy, a K-12 classical Christian school in York.

Here is the statement:

Contact Information

Chief Timothy L. Damon

President, York County Association of Chiefs of Police

tdamon@yapd.org

 

Rev. Bill Kerney

President, Black Ministers Association

bkerney@cfmyork.org

 

Rev. Aaron Anderson

CEO, Logos Academy

aaron.anderson@logosyork.org 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

YORK COUNTY CHIEFS OF POLICE AND CLERGY STAND TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE

We offer our deepest sympathies, condolences, and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd.

The York County Association of Chiefs of Police and local clergy, including the Black Ministers Association of York County, stand united in our outrage and condemnation of the reprehensible use of deadly force by police officers in Minneapolis, MN that led to the senseless and tragic death of Mr. George Floyd. There can be no allowance in law enforcement for officers who commit such heinous acts, or for officers who fail to intervene and stop the commission of these acts. We hold faith that the criminal actions of the officers will be charged appropriately as a result of a thorough investigation.

The policing of our community is a high and noble calling that requires our community’s police officers to possess the highest integrity and fairness. The York County Association of Chiefs of Police continues to uphold our commitment that law enforcement officers treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with the full dignity and respect they deserve as human beings. It is our commitment to hold our own law enforcement officers to the highest standards of accountability when they fail to abide by these standards. We hold these principles as the bedrock upon which procedural justice and police legitimacy stand.

As Chiefs of Police and Clergy, we stand united in the pursuit of a thriving and just York County.

About Our Partnership

It was our joint concern over unrest in our nation surrounding the fair policing of our communities, that led us to begin meeting together in 2016. Since 2016, our vision has been that York develops a reputation as One York: a peaceful and thriving community whereas:

    • Mutual respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation exist between law enforcement and community
    • Our community is policed with fairness and justice resulting in safety and peace

Signed in unity together,

Chief Timothy Damon

York Area Regional Police

 

Pastor Bill Kerney

President, Black Ministers Association

 

Chief Todd King

Springettsbury Township Police

 

Rev. Aaron Anderson

CEO, Logos Academy

 

Chief John Snyder

West Manchester Township Police

 

Dr. Larry Walthour

Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church

 

Chief George Swartz

Spring Garden Township Police

 

Bishop Carl Scott

Pastor, Bible Tabernacle Church

 

Commissioner Osborne Robinson

York City Police

 

Rev. Paul Atkinson

Director of Team Development, LCBC Church

 

Chief Matthew Millsaps

West York Borough Police

 

Pastor Ramona Kinard

Pastor, Wheatfield Church of the Living God

 

Chief David Lash

Northern York Regional Police

 

Rev. Bob Riedy

Pastor, Church of the Open Door

 

Chief Michael Muldrow

York City School District Police

 

Pastor Carlos Kelly

Iglesia Cristiana de York E.C. / The Next Step E.C.

 

Chief Thomas Wargo

Carroll Township Police

 

Rev. Ben Murray

Pastor, Noble City Church

 

Chief Guy Hettinger

Penn Township Police

 

Brian Rice, Brian Newman, Donavan Bratton

Pastors, Living Word Community Church

 

Chief Jason Loper

Fairview Township Police

 

Rev. Eric Hillegas

Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church

 

Chief David Arnold

Lower Windsor Township Police

 

Bishop Danny Evans

Temple of Grace Ministries

 

Chief Steven Lutz

Newberry Township Police

 

Bishop Anthony Sease

Pastor, New Covenant Community Church

 

Chief Chad Martin

Hanover Borough Police

 

Rev. Oscar Rossum, Sr.

Executive Member, Black Ministers Association

 

Chief Doug Pollock

Hellam Township Police

 

Alex Gilbert

Lead Pastor, Zeal Church

 

Chief Bryan Rizzo

Northeastern Regional Police

 

The Rev. Joel Folkemor

Pastor, Union Lutheran Church

 

Chief Jim Boddington

Southern Regional Police

 

Rev. Brian Kannel

Pastor, York Alliance Church

 

Chief Edwin J. Schneider

West Manheim Township Police

 

Rev. Allison Beaulieu, Rev. Kyle Gott

Pastors, First Presbyterian Church

 

Rev. Bob Tome

Interim Lead Pastor, Genesis Church

 

Rev. Jim Tyson

GVI Project Manager

 

Rev. Mark Kearse

Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church

 

Pastor Shelby Scott

Bible Tabernacle Christian Center

 

Rev. Michael D. Jefferson

Bible Tabernacle Christian Center

 

Dr. Melvin Baber

Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church

 

Rev. Joe Ercoli

Discipleship Pastor, Genesis Church

 

Rev. Josh Kleinfeld, Rev. Kent Vandervort

Pastors, Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene

 

Danny Haas, Trevor Williams

Pastors, Redemption International Ministries

 

Rev. Kevin T. Shively, Rev. Keith Fair

Pastors, St. Matthew Lutheran Church

 

Rev. Grant Ambrose

Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church