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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Grand Rapids police "seek a sense of understanding" and work to diversify ranks

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Tensions have heightened between police departments and communities across the country.

 

It’s been a tough week for the nation. It saw numerous tragedies, such as the police shootings that killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the shootings in Dallas that killed five police officers.

These events have heightened unrest between police and their communities, and protests were seen across the country in places like Baton Rouge, Chicago and New York City.

Sgt. Terry Dixon, the public information officer for the Grand Rapids Police Department, joined us to talk about his department's response to last week's tragedies and its effort to bring diversity into law enforcement.

GUEST Sgt. Terry Dixon is with the Grand Rapids Police Department where he is the public information officer.

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