Police and communities of color try to build new understanding in mid-Michigan

Apr 25, 2017
Originally published on April 24, 2017 4:00 pm


The mistrust and misconceptions between police and the minority communities they serve can run both ways.

That's why the Michigan State University Police Department is hosting a communication session bringing together community leaders and citizens with police officers from all over mid-Michigan. 

The idea? To examine prejudices held by communities against police, and those held by police against members of minority communities.

Hear Stateside's conversation with MSU police sergeant Florene McGlothian-Taylor and Ken Ponds, a minister who served as chaplain at Starr Commonwealth's Albion campus for 40 years and is a trainer in racial healing.

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