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Ypsilanti community responds to recent police-related violence across nation

Jul 12, 2016

Ypsilanti residents are calling for action to improve police-community relations following related nationwide events over the past week.

Ypsilanti High School brought in more than 300 people for a meeting on the city’s Police-Community Relations/Black Lives Matter Task Force on Monday. Many visitors were sitting on the floor or standing in the doorway after seats filled up.

Councilwoman Nicole Brown believes this kind of participation is important for improving the city’s police force.

“We’re working actively to strengthen those bonds,” Brown told Stateside. “I want to see us thrive as a community.”

Brown joined Cynthia Canty to talk about how Ypsilanti plans to improve police-community relations, and to hear thoughts from meeting attendees.

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Nicole Brown is a councilwoman for Ypsilanti’s Ward 1. Brown is also the chair of the Black Lives Matter Task Force in Ypsilanti.