Newburgh police advisory committee to meet tonight

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NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh’s new Police Advisory Committee will meet tonight, Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will be live-streamed to the public via the City’s webpage. The Advisory Committee will perform a comprehensive review of New York State Executive Order 203 (EO 203) and develop a plan to implement modifications in accordance with recently released guidance from the State of New York. The ‘New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative’ resources & guide can be found through the Governor’s website at https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Police_Reform_Workbook81720.pdf

The Advisory Committee will be chaired by Mr. Ray Harvey, President of the Newburgh Highland Falls Chapter of the NAACP. Additional members include community leaders, criminal justice reform advocates, faith-based leaders, and concerned citizens.

Serving on the committee are:

  • NECSD Board of Education President Phil Howard
  • Bishop Jeff Woody & Pastor Willie Mays of the Christian Ministerial Fellowship
  • Ms. Tanika Amicy of Community Voices Heard
  • Mr. Rene Mejia of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson
  • Mr. Isaiah Valentine of N.U. Voters Movement
  • Pastor Obed Almeyda of the Fountain of Life church.
  • Ms. Sertaira Boyd, Chairwoman of the Police Community Review and Relations Board.

On July 20, the City announced its new law enforcement leadership team tasked with overseeing the implementation of EO 203. Deputy Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor and Senior Advisor Robert McLymore started less than a month ago, and have already made significant strides related to the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. Amthor and McLymore will work directly with the Advisory Board and the community as we move toward Implementation of Executive Order 203. 

To view the live-stream version please visit https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/live-video-streaming. The public can also access the meeting remotely via Zoom by registering in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PXW7CdUbSEueeYrMcQoWjw. Please fill out the required information (First Name, Last Name, e-mail address). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Police Advisory Committee meeting.