Meeting held to improve police-community relations in Grand Rapids
May 23, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A meeting was held Tuesday night in Grand Rapids to discuss the current state of police community relations.
It was organized by the NAACP, Micah Center, and LINC.
"We definitely need more patrols out in parts of the community, I'm hearing a lot of complaints about that," says Loretta Walton, a resident of Grand Rapids for more than 30 years.
Recent events have increased tensions like in March, when five young black kids were held at gunpoint by police and earlier this year when a race based traffic study showed that black drivers were twice as likely to be pulled over by GRPD officers.