They Say Trust Can Be Rebuilt


by New Haven Independent

Crime is down in New Haven, but several high profile clashes among police officers, ordinary residents and protesters have resown seeds of mistrust between officers and the communities they’re sworn to protect.

How can that trust be regained? By not giving up on the community, the police, or the concept of community policing.

Read it at New Haven Independent


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