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5th Annual Rural County Summit Commences in Gadsden County

5th Annual Rural County Summit Commences in Gadsden County
Posted at 4:51 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 14:42:29-04

GADSDEN CO., Fl. (WTXL) - People in Gadsden County are learning from  what happened following the shootings of both Micheal Brown Jr. and Trayvon Martin.

Officials from across the country are at the 5th annual Rural County Summit this week, sharing personal stories on the past several years' most talked about events involving law enforcement.

The three day event is being held at the conference center of the Florida Public Institute. Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young says the event is held each year to target issues such as inadequate staffing, limited resources, and demo graphical/ geological challenges.

Each year, speakers are invited to attend based on what is culturally relevant during that time period. One of the speakers this year is Captain Ron Johnson, who lead protest security in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal police shooting of Micheal Brown, Jr.

Organizers say representatives from 86 total agencies were in attendance at this year's event. The summit continues Wednesday and Thursday highlighting issues that occurred in Baltimore and Boston.