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Court interns get Noble lesson in dealing with police

July 22, 2019 Rob Abruzzese

The Brooklyn courts’ Summer Youth Employment Program is meant to introduce local high school and college students to the various jobs within the court system. However, the creator of the program, the late Izetta Johnson, wanted it also to help create more well-rounded students who would go on to succeed even if they didn’t choose a career in the courts.

Today, Charmaine Johnson runs the SYEP internship, and she has not forgotten the goals her predecessor laid out for the program. That was on display on Wednesday as interns met with officers from NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) for a seminar entitled, “How to Interact with the Police.”

The one-hour long program was interactive as the law enforcement executives explained to the students what their rights are in police interactions, and exactly what is expected of them during encounters.

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