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A Discussion on Law Enforcement – Are Changes Needed?

AGENDA - Berks Commissioners’ Weekly Update

Jun 09, 2020
Berks County

Reading, PA — The Berks County Commissioners will host their weekly Update on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:30PM on a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Click here to find the link to this meeting. This meeting will feature brief comments from the Commissioners.  The primary focus of this week’s program will be a discussion of law enforcement considering the recent tragic death of George Floyd. Law enforcement will be represented by leaders at the county level and individuals serving in various roles in local law enforcement. This Press Event will also be streamed Live to the Berks County Facebook and YouTube pages, and air live on BCTV/stream live at

A Discussion on Law Enforcement – Are Changes Needed?

Wednesday June 10, 2020 3:30PM (Participants should be on the call 20 minutes ahead for technical set up and event overview)

Welcome – Commissioner Christian Leinbach approx.2 min
Comments – Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt – approx. 2 min
Comments – Commissioner Michael Rivera – approx. 2 min

Law Enforcement Panel: (each presenter will take 5-7 minutes to express his/her point of view. After that the panel will field questions. If we have time, we will allow for closing comments from each of the panelists.)

John Adams – Berks County District Attorney

Janine Quigley – Berks County Jail Warden

Eric Weaknecht – Berks County Sheriff

Stephen D. Powell – West Reading Chief of Police

Mark Hackney – Reading Police Officer

Hector Santiago – Reading Police Officer

Ramon Caraballo – Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept. / Det. Sgt.

Zachary Smith – Berks County Sheriff’s Dept. / Deputy Sheriff

Miguel Castro – Berks County Jail / Captain

Nelson Ortiz – Berks County DA / Lieutenant

Question and Answers – Facilitated by Commissioner Christian Leinbach

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