Speaker to talk racial profiling by Chicago police

By Northern Star staff

Ed Yohnka, American Civil Liberties Union spokesman, will give a presentation on racial profiling and community policing Thursday.

Yohnka will talk about issues of racial profiling by Chicago police and the pros and cons of body cameras, according to an NIU Today news release. The speaking event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Lincoln Room.

Yohnka is “very knowledgeable,” said Kay Shelton, member of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities. “He’s very quick to answer questions from the audience. He has possible solutions on what people can do in regards to community policing.”

The panel is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at 7 p.m. in the Visitor Parking Lot.