City, local groups working to repair GR police and community relationships after traffic study
May 23, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Tensions are still high over traffic study results released last month that showed black drivers are 2.5 times more likely to get pulled over in Grand Rapids.
The city and local groups are trying to mend the relationship between police and the community, but many have different opinions on how that should be accomplished.
City leaders said at Tuesday's city commission meeting that there's no exact timeline or road map for how and when this problem will be solved.
Some people don't think the city is moving quickly enough to address the issues. Linc Up partnered with the NAACP and the Micah Center and also held a meeting on Tuesday where people could come together and talk in detail about the city's 12 point plan.
"So now it's been two years, and based on what the city is saying has been completed... we need to really sit down and thoroughly look at the status updates the city has provided the residents and understand if they feel good with the current status [that] has been provided by the city or if they need more info and what info they need," said local NAACP president Cle Jackson.