Executive Order 01-03
September 13, 2001
WHEREAS, on April 6, 2000, Governor Lincoln Almond signed Executive Order 00-3 establishing the Rhode Island Select Commission on Police-Community Relations/ in part, to study police-community relations in the aftermath of the tragic shooting of Sergeant Cornel Young/ Jr.; and
WHEREAS, as part of its charge, the Commission was to recommend necessary changes needed to statutes/ ordinances, institutional policies, practices and procedures to improve race and police-community relations; and
WHEREAS, the Commission has worked tirelessly to fulfill its original charge and has submitted a final report with its recommendations; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 00-3 expressly contemplates the continuation of the work of the Commission if necessary; and
WHEREAS, there now exists a need for the Commission to assist in implementing the recommendations made in its final report.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lincoln Almond, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island hereby order as follows:
8. All other entities are strongly urged to continue providing the Commission with all necessary and appropriate assistance.