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.