Jul 02 2020
The recent deaths of several Black citizens while in police custody—and the national protests that followed—make it clear that communication between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve is vitally important. In Winston-Salem, such an effort has been underway since 2011 in the form of the Trust Talks program. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Sonny Haynes has been a leader and facilitator in these events and on June 26, she served as a panelist on the first virtual Trust Talks discussion. The event explored local racial inequality and social injustice issues, and included a number of community leaders, law enforcement officials and elected representatives.