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Following leader’s death, Auburn’s Human Rights Commission carries on with new members

Donning a cap as a prop to signal her transformation, Barrie Gewanter became “Officer Guinness” to demonstrate the thought process of a police officer responding to a situation.

Officers can execute certain powers, such as detaining individuals and giving orders, when they assess a need. The law does not allow subjects of these orders wiggle room to disobey, leaving affected persons — regardless of race or ethnicity — with an overarching goal during the encounter, Gewanter said: Survive unharmed.

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