Police And The Community

What has caused a fracture in the relationship between police and the community? Is there a way to fix it?

It was an incident that has reignited a conversation about the relationship between police and the community.  Management at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona asked police officers to leave the store after a customer complained that they were uncomfortable.  With more smartphones recording police on the job, few of those headline-making video are flattering.  They’ve raised questions about why some communities fear the police.

Al Walker, Retired DC Master Patrol Officer


Clyde Boatwright, Vice-President, Maryland Fraternal Order of Police