The Free Inquiry Group, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Our purpose is to foster a community of secular humanists dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry and creative thinking unfettered by superstition, religion, or any form of dogma. We welcome to our meetings anyone interested in learning about or furthering our purpose.
After years of dedication to the reform of police departments and the implementation of public policy, Iris Roley will report to us on police, racism and the Collaborative Agreement.
In 2000 Iris established the Cincinnati Black United Front (CBUF), twenty years before the murder of George Floyd, in response a history of Cincinnati Police violence against African Americans. In 2002 after a Department of Justice review, the ACLU, CBUF and the City of Cincinnati were forced by a Federal Court to reach and establish a Collaborative Agreement to address the issues, a product of which was the Citizens’ Complaint Authority, an independent board intended to investigate charges of serious police misconduct.
Iris will bring us up to date on where Cincinnati’s Collaborative Agreement stands and what, in her view, still needs to be addressed.