Around 90 people attended a public forum Tuesday night to help unify the Siouxland Community and law enforcement officials.
Monique Scarlett of “Unity in the Community” says the goal is to build positive relations between the local minority communities and law enforcement in the wake of national coverage of police incidents of deadly force involving minorities.
OC………AREAS OF SEPARATION. :23
A panel of minority leaders and law enforcement officials discussed interaction between police and the public.
Community activist Frank Lamere told attendees to take themselves out of their comfort zone to deal with the issue:
OC…..ON THIS WE’RE UNCOMFORTABLE. ;12
Concerns over what to do if you are stopped or pulled over by a police officer were addressed by both sides.
Panelist Sandi Mitchell says just seeing a law officer approach can cause fear to the person being stopped:
OC……….what it represents. :27
Police Captain Rex Mueller says the goal is to keep everyone safe:
OC……..THE OFFICER SAFE. :24
The unity event was held at the Sioux City Public Museum.