The 11 a.m. event at City Hall Plaza will include a talk about crime by Davis and Damon K. Jones, the organization’s president. Davis is trying to unseat Mayor Clinton Young in the Sept. 13 primary, where the mayor’s race will be essentially decided in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.
Earlier today Jones said that his group decided to support Davis because of Davis’ history of working with youth and ex-offenders, and for his economic development record.
“You can’t just arrest your way out of the problems,” said Jones, whose group has 30 members in police, corrections and the courts. “Our philosophy is that policing is not just policing through the law. It has to be economic development, education and having jobs.”