Corvallis Police Chief Added to Tuesday CitySpeak Justice and Equality Panel

  Corvallis Police Chief Jon Sassaman has also been added to this Tuesday’s CitySpeak Forum. The panel, titled Legacies of White Oppression, Dialogue for Justice and Equality brings together a diversity of vantage points. 

Also included are local chapter NAACP President Angel Harris, artist Anne Mavor, Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson, hate crimes expert Professor Randy Blazak, and Oregon Department of Justice Civil Rights Director Fay Stetz-Waters. 

Sassaman has been with the department for over 30 years, and been its chief since 2012. During his tenure as chief, the department earned its CALEA accreditation – a rigorous process that demands that a department meet best practices as a community entity.    

Slated for Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m., this forum will be featured on The Corvallis Advocate website and Facebook page. Questions can be submitted before or during to cityspeak@corvallisadvocate.com, or on livestream Facebook post.