Across the nation, an intense and sometimes violent debate is taking place surrounding the relationship of the police and the members of the public whom the police are sworn to protect. At the same time, the role of the press is being called into question as representatives of the press strive to cover police-related news, without interfering with legitimate attempts by the police to ensure public order and safety.
To help foster a better understanding of these issues, the Society of Professional Journalists Houston Chapter will host a discussion with Houston Police Department Chief Charles A. McClelland at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Printing History, located at 1324 West Clay St.
McClelland will speak about HPD’s relationship with the news media and with the public at large as well as answer questions posed by a moderator and by attendees.
The event is free and open to journalists and members of the general public. RSVP by noon Wednesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.